FIBAWORLDCUP: Serbia Down Canada To Reach Sunday’s Final

Serbia has returned to the FIBA World Cup final after a nine-year absence.

The win advances them to their second-ever FIBA World Cup final with a 95-86 victory over Canada in Manila on Friday 8 September.

It was the Atlanta Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic that led the way with 23 points, his sixth straight game with at least 15 points, and Nikola Milutinovic added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Serbia last reached the final in 2014, when they were thumped 129-92 by USA who they could face in Sunday’s game. USA play Germany in the other semi-final.

Although Canada started the third quarter on a high note (11-5 spurt), Serbia managed to maintain the game control in their hands. Dillon Brooks and Kelly Olynyk received their fourth personal fouls early and were forced to sit on the bench.

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