Croatian basketball players have won another win at this year's EuroBasket by finishing in 3. C Group C in the Zagreb Arene Makedons with 73-55 (15-18, 15-14, 22-10, 21-13).
As in the match against Slovenia on Saturday, our basketball players got weaker in the match, and most of the first half scored a halt. After 7-2's initial lead in Croatia, Macedonia's 10-0 shifted to 7-12 and held the lead until the end of the first part.
The Macedonians were very good at kicking in the first quarter (3-5), and they hit the first shot in the second half, but as their main players grew fatigued over time, they started to miss, and it was only a matter of time when the higher the quality of Croatia to break out.
This happened in other 20 minutes, with Bogdanovic's basketball moved from 38-37 to 24. minute, followed by Ukić's trio, three free throws of Šarić and Tomić's basket for 48-39, and it was clear that Croatia would win another win.
Macedonian captain Vlado Ilievski trice with additional free throws reduced to 52-46 at the beginning of the fourth, but a new Croatia hit that escaped to 69-49 and achieved a safe victory.
Dario Šarić with 15 points and seven rebounds led Croatia, Bojan Bogdanović added 13 with six rebounds, Krunoslav Simon 12, and Ante Tomić 10 with nine rebounds. Predrag Samardžiski from 10 was the most efficient in Macedonia.
Croatia will be in 4. on Wednesday (21 clock) to play against the Netherlands, while the group's competition will end on Thursday (18 hours) against Georgia.
Earlier on Tuesday Slovenia with 81-74 defeated Holland, while Greece with 79-68 defeated Georgia.
After three rounds Greece is leading with 3-0, followed by Croatia and Slovenia with 2-1, The Netherlands and Macedonia are on 1-2, and Georgia on 0-3.