LONDON INVITATIONAL, DAY 1: Croatia opens the Tournament with 83:71 win over rival Serbia

SG Kruno Simon, Croatia (photo by FIBA.com)

 

Croatian NT was able to successfully open it’s London International Basketball Invitational Tournament campaign with the initial 83:71 (20:19, 24:17, 18:16, 21:19) win over rival Serbia.

 

Croatia took the lead just before the end of the first quarter (17:16), led at the half by 44:36 and reached 16-point surplus midway the last quarter before managing to stay on the top.

 

Shooting guard Kruno Simon again displayed his excellent shooting stroke while leading the Croatia with 17 points (6-8 from the floor). C Ante Tomic added 13 points and 9 rebounds.

 

With both teams’ primary focus on Defense, Croatia managed to shot 20-25 (80%) from the line, while Serbia finished with just 12-24 (50%) makes from the line.

 

 

Complete Day 1 Results:

Australia vs China   71:43

Great Britain vs France   60:82