After sweeping through the Pro Monte Super Cup in their home country, Serbia-Montenegro got beaten, 79-69, by Italy in the Efes Pilsen Istanbul World Cup. Nenad Krstic scored 8 for the Serbs who were led by the Clippers' Zeljko Rebracca. It was the Serbs' first loss in the pre-Eurobasket exhibition season.
- Italy Defeated SCG - Krunoslav Cukrov & Lada Kuzmaniæ - Crobasket
- Krstic in "deep shadow" - NetsDaily Blog
- Efes World Cup: Serbia & Montenegro 69:79 Italy - Damir Jovanovic - Jadran Sport
- Serbia & Montenegro: Obradovic Rests Stars, Pays With Defeat - FIBA Europe