FIBA World Cup Day 3: Serbia crushes Philippines, Luis Scola makes history for Argentina

(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Serbia continued their dominance in pool play after putting up another 100-point game against the Philippines on Monday (126-67). Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 17 points while Nikola Jokic had an easy 11 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in 19 minutes. Serbia will face Italy on Wednesday.

Former San Antonio Spurs forward Luis Scola made FIBA World Cup history becoming the No. 2 overall scorer with his 23-point performance in Argentina’s win over Nigeria. Scola now has 611 total points passing Australia’s Andrew Gaze (594 points) and trailing Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt, who he might never catch, with 906 career points.

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Monday’s scores:

Group A

Poland 79, China 76

Venezuela 87, Cote d’Ivoire 71

Group B

Argentina 94, Nigeria 81

Russia 87, Korea 73

Group C

Spain 73, Puerto Rico 63

Tunisia 79, Iran 67

Group D

Serbia 126, Philippines 67

Italy 92, Angola 61

Below we take a look at how other NBA players fared on Monday:

Dallas Mavericks

Boban Marjanovic (Serbia): 9 points, 3 assists

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic (Serbia): 11 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists

Charlotte Hornets

Willy Hernangomez (Spain): 0 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 assist

Minnesota Timberwolves

Josh Okogie (Nigeria): 18 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks, 5 assists

Oklahoma City Thunder

Danilo Gallinari (Italy): 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 2 assists

Orlando Magic

Al-Farouq Aminu (Nigeria): 3 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 4 assists

Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio (Spain): 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists

Sacramento Kings

Nemanja Bjelica (Serbia): 20 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia): 17 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists

San Antonio Spurs

Marco Belinelli (Italy): 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol (Spain): 19 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists

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