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Serbia overcome slow start to brush Korea aside
HERAKLION (2015 FIBA U19 World Championship) - A day after struggling to beat Dominican Republic, Serbia shifted gears in the second quarter and brushed aside Korea, 113-83, to jump to 2-0 in Group D of the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.
Turning Point: Serbia led only 35-32 midway through the second quarter when they went on a 17-5 run to open a 52-37 gap and never looked back.
Stats Don't Lie: Serbia shot 65 percent for the game with 36 assists on 46 baskets while holding Korea to 34 percent shooting. They also out-rebounded Korea 47-29.
Game Hero: Ilija Dokovic was tremendous all game leading the attack with 10 assists and zero turnovers to go with eight points, two rebounds and a steal.
The Bottom Line: Serbia finally rolled the way they can and now go into the day off in good form ahead of their showdown with hosts Greece. Korea dropped to 0-2 and will hope to grab their first victory against Dominican Republic.