Large crowd welcomes Doncic and Slovenian national team home

Slovenia superstar Luka Doncic discusses the bittersweet taste of fourth place in the Olympic Games By Johnny Askounis at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Slovenia competing in the Olympic Games basketball tournament for the first time ranked fourth. The fourth spot just shy of the podium practically means two defeats after entering the semifinals, which surely can’t be considered ideal, but fans stormed to the Ljubljana international airport to welcome Luka Doncic and his teammates on Sunday. “I want to thank everyone for staying up at night to support us,” said Doncic, relays Slovenian outlet…

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Olympic Hoops: Patrick Mills drops 42 as Australia takes home the bronze

From nbl.com.au: He carried the flag for Australia at the opening ceremony in Tokyo and Patty Mills has made history by helping deliver the Boomers their first ever Olympic Games medal with a performance for the ages in a big win over Slovenia for the bronze medal. Mills was simply a man possessed at Tokyo’s Saitama Super Stadium on Saturday night to close the basketball tournament at the Olympic Games. At his fourth Olympics, he was not going to let Australia remain medalless in men’s basketball. The newly-signed Brooklyn Nets…

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Olympic Hoops: France edges Slovenia to advance to gold medal game

The gold medal game against the USA follows for France By Johnny Askounis at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net A thrilling encounter leads France to the win, 90-89, over Slovenia and to the Olympic Games gold medal game. It came down to Nicolas Batum blocking Klemen Prepelic in the dying seconds of the exciting semifinal. His side on the slimmest of leads moves on to Saturday’s gold medal game versus Team USA. The Blues had defeated the United States in their Tokyo opener. Also, most players were on the 2019 FIBA World Cup squad that knocked…

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Doncic’ s triple-double helps Slovenia claim Olympic spot

A historic triple-double for Luka Doncic powered Slovenia to the Olympics for the first time in the nation’s history! By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net It was an intense battle, but Slovenia came out to the top, to qualify for the Summer Olympics for the first time in the nation’s history. Luka Doncic saved his best performance for the finale to lift Slovenia to a 96-85 win over tournament hosts Lithuania, in a sold-out final in the Zalgirio Arena in Kaunas. Doncic recorded his first triple-double with the national team, posting 31 points, 13…

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Doncic posts double-double as Slovenia steamrolls Poland 112-77

Luka Doncic powered Slovenia to yet another win to top Group B in the Kaunas Qualifying Tournament By Eurohoops team at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Luka Doncic and the Slovenian national team are making the most out of their time in Kaunas. While both Poland and Angola aren’t considered traditional powers in the basketball world, combining a total of 230 points in just two days is impressive. Doncic stepped up for Aleksandar Sekulic’s selection with a double-double of 18 points, 10 assists along with 6 rebounds in 21 minutes in a 112-77 win over…

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Slovenia blows the doors off Angola 118-68

Luka’s first official game with the Slovenian selection in four years came along with a 50-point win over Angola By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net Luka Doncic and the Slovenian NT were locked and loaded on Wednesday afternoon. In his first official game with the selection, Luka helped Slovenia get the job done from the first half, in a blowout 118-68 victory over Angola at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania. Slovenia has now advanced to the semifinals, waiting to find out its opponent and its final place in Group B. Doncic produced 13 points,…

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Slovenia team announces Olympic qualifying roster

The Slovenian national team announced their roster for the upcoming Olympic Qualifier tournament in Lithuania. By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net The final roster of the Slovenian national team was announced today and it didn’t include surprises. Luka Doncic will have the hard task to lead his team to the Tokyo Olympics on the home court of Lithuania which is hosting one of the four qualifying tournaments. The rest of the Slovenian national team includes the following players: Aleksej Nikolić, Luka Rupnik, Jaka Blažič, Klemen Prepelič, Zoran Dragić (guards), Gregor Hrovat, Vlatko Čančar, Edo Murić,…

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Slovenia defeats Croatia in Doncic’s return to national team

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net Several preparation games are underway ahead of the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in late June, with Europe being at the epicenter. Many different tournaments tipped off Friday, with Luka Doncic’s return to action with the Slovenian national team highlighting all action. Slovenia – Croatia 97-88 The Slovenian team was on a roll, as Klemen Prepelic made it rain from the three-point line to end the game with 31 points (6-8 3pt) and Mike Tobey produced 26 points and 11 rebounds for Aleksander Sekulic’s squad. Another return, this time…

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