Goran Dragic erupts for 35 points, powers Slovenia to first EuroBasket title

Taylor Byrd
September 20, 2017

Porzingis dropped 34 points and pulled down six boards in Latvia's quarterfinal game against Dragic's Slovenia, but it wasn't enough (that was the same game where KP got into it with Anthony Randolph). He was scoreless in the final quarter.

Slovenia won the EuroBasket 2017 after beating Serbia 93-85 in Istanbul on Sunday.

With Dragic out, Serbia briefly took the lead at 79-78, and again at 82-80 with 3:37 to go.

The Dragon went off for a whopping 20 points alone in the 10-minute second period to help Slovenia build a nine-point lead at intermission. Slovenia prevailed nonetheless, going on a 12-0 run at the end of the game to beat Yugoslav neighbor Serbia 93-85.

Dragic's points were the most in a final since Spanish star Pau Gasol's 36 in 2003 and short of Aleksandar Djordjevic's all-time record of 41.

Slovenia's victory push was nearly derailed when 18-year-old Luka Doncic hobbled off with an injury with his team leading by eight points midway through the third quarter.

Meanwhile, giants Spain won the bronze medal after defeating Russian Federation also 93-85.

Serbia: Bogdan Bogdanovic (22 + 5 assists), Macvan (18 + 5 rebounds), Percevic (8 + 5 rebounds).

Russia, who have not won a medal since bronze in 2011, were paced by Aleksei Shved's 18 points.

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