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EUROBASKET, DAY 5: Bosnia takes advantage of Croatian inability to execute on the both ends

  The day after torching Montenegro for 26 points Ante Tomic was again phenomenal. He scored 23 points in 26 minutes vs Bosnia and Herzegovina on variety of hook shots and post-up moves.   However Tomic was THE ONLY bright spot on Croatian NT (2-2) which posted a relatively unexpected 80:92 loss to Bosnia and […]

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EUROBASKET, DAY 4: Ante Tomic scores 26 points to pace Croatia in 87:81 win vs Montenegro

  Despite yesterday’s CroHoops.com advice Croatian NT head coach decided to rally mainly on undersized backcourt of Dontaye Draper and Marko Popovic. The risk paid it self off in this one.   Popovic (23, points, 7-10 threes) and Draper (12 assists/0 turnovers) as a part of the “smallball” line-up Draper-Popovic-Simon-Markota-Tomic ultimately orchestrated Croatia to it’s […]

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RUDY TIME? With Tomas gone coach Vrankovic should consider giving a chance to Rudez

    With 3 games left in the Group C action of 2011 EuroBasket reality has changed overnight for 1-1 Croatian NT. It’s leading 1-on-1 defensive patch and a glue guy Marko Tomas suffered hamstring injury and is now on his way back home to Croatia. Team now faces many burning questions before it’s vital […]

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EUROBASKET 2011, DAY 2: Croatia suffers 76:78 loss to Macedonia, loses swingman Marko Tomas to injury

    Croatian NT’s demons seems to be back.   After surviving a hard fought battle with the underdog Finland coach Vrankovic’s unit was not able to make it two in a row vs tough Macedonia squad which prevailed by 78:76.   For the second straight time Croatian defense was extremely vulnerable to opponent “high […]

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EUROBASKET, DAY 1: Bojan Bogdanovic hits 6 threes and helps Croatia to fight off Finland 84:79

It seems that Croatian NT finally has a Leader  – swingman Bojan Bogdanovic     It was all that we envisioned it to be – Tournament opener vs Finland was an overall struggle for Croatian NT on the both ends of the floor. Croatia somehow managed to fight off it’s own demons of the past, […]

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