Serbia did what it had to do in group play to advance. - From USA TODAY
Log Out Nikola Jokic, facting off against Australia center Andrew Bogut, is a key in the post for Serbia.(Photo: Daniel Powers, USA TODAY Sports) But in the knockout round, Serbia beat Croatia, the top team from Group B, in quarterfinals and hammered Australia in the semifinals, advancing to gold-medal game against the USA on Sunday (2:45 p.m.
It could be a big rolling to the rim or a shooter in the corner,” Fraschilla said.
A great pick-and-roll player like Teodosic creates indecision for the defense because, in part, he holds onto the ball long enough for the defense to break down.” Serbia has two solid big men — 7-0, 270-pound Miroslav Raduljica who plays in Italy and 6-10, 250-pound Nikola Jokic, who is 21 years old and made the All-NBA rookie first team with the Denver Nuggets in 2015-16.
While Teodosic runs the offense, Serbia is comfortable getting the ball to Jokic in the low post where he can shoot or pass.
the USA trouble in group play, and it runs a very active offense.