FIBA World Cup Day 7: Serbia remains undefeated, Rubio leads Spain past Italy

FOSHAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: #15 <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5352/" data-ylk="slk:Nikola Jokic">Nikola Jokic</a> and #51 <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5524/" data-ylk="slk:Boban Marjanovic">Boban Marjanovic</a> of the Serbia National Team warm up before the match against the Italy National Team during the 1st round of 2019 FIBA World Cup at GBA International Sports and Cultural Center on September 4, 2019 in Foshan, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
FOSHAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: #15 Nikola Jokic and #51 Boban Marjanovic of the Serbia National Team warm up before the match against the Italy National Team during the 1st round of 2019 FIBA World Cup at GBA International Sports and Cultural Center on September 4, 2019 in Foshan, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Boban Marjanovic added 16 points as Serbia rolled past Puerto Rico 90-47. Serbia remains the team to beat and they’ll face Spain on Sunday.

Suns point guard Ricky Rubio led the way with 15 points as Spain closed out Italy 67-60. Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari also had 15 points for Italy in the loss. Spain went 3-0 in round 1 so they are guaranteed a spot in the quarterfinals following round 2.

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Friday’s scores:

Group I

Poland 79, Russia 74

Argentina 87, Venezuela 67

Group J

Serbia 90, Puerto Rico 47

Spain 67, Italy 60

Group M

Nigeria 83, Ivory Coast 66

China 77, Korea 73

Group N

Angola 71, Iran 62

Tunisia 86, Philippines 67

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

Dallas Mavericks

Boban Marjanovic (Serbia): 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist.

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic (Serbia): 14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 block, 1 assist.

Charlotte Hornets

Willy Hernangomez (Spain): 4 points, 7 rebounds.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Danilo Gallinari (Italy): 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists.

Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio (Spain): 15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists.

Sacramento Kings

Nemanja Bjelica (Serbia): 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.

Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia): 5 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists.

Isaiah Pineiro (Puerto Rico): 6 points, 3 rebounds.

San Antonio Spurs

Marco Belinelli (Italy): 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists.

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol (Spain): 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 assist.


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