Slovenia's captain Goran Dragic, who officially retired after the match was an asset for his team. However, as the fourth quarter wore on Dragic exhausted noticeably and Serbia were able to take the lead halfway through the period.
Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic put together a performance for the ages during the EuroBasket championship game on Sunday, as Slovenia knocked off Serbia 93-85 to earn gold in Istanbul, Turkey.
With Dragic out, Serbia briefly took the lead at 79-78. "They brought the National Basketball Association speed on the floor", Serbia coach Aleksandar Djordjevic said. Slovenia prevailed nonetheless, going on a 12-0 run at the end of the game to beat Yugoslav neighbor Serbia 93-85.
With teenage star Luka Doncic (eight points, 3-of-10 field goals) struggling with his shot and hobbling off with an injury in the third quarter, Klemen Prepelic picked up the slack with 21 points, second on the team behind Dragic. He scored 35 points in the final, six shy of the all-time record of 41, set by Serbia's Aleksandar Djordjevic in 1995. "He told me 'Be prepared for the press conference and say something deep and smart.' Well, I can't say anything".
Gasol brothers - Marc and Pau - were in form once again, helping Spain bag the bronze medal in the tournament. Alexey Shved led Russian Federation with 18.