Croatia remained undefeated in "friendly" competition prior to Eurobasket by beating Estonia 66-63, in Zagreb, Croatia, with the Nets Bojan Bogdanovic pouring in 21 on 8-of-15 shooting, although only 1-of-5 from deep. Bogdanovic also hit a key free throw at game's end to seal the win, Croatia's seventh straight.
Bogdanovic is Croatia's leading scorer averaging 15.2 points in the six games he's played. He didn't play in Croatia's first win because of FIBA restrictions on NBA players.
With 42 seconds left, Croatia, playing in its own Zagreb Tournament, was down by one when point guard Krunoslav hti a three to put Croatia ahead. With three seconds left, Bogdanovic was fouled and made one of two shots to give the national team some insurance.
As he does after game, Bogdanovic tweeted out his assessment...
Bogdanovic dominated the Croatian offense. Damjan Rudez of the Timberwolves added six, as did 76ers draft stash Dario Saric. Mario Hezonja, the Magic's lottery pick this June, didn't score in limited minutes.
Croatia plays Bosnia (without Mirza Teletovic) Thursday in Zagreb, then Israel Friday, its final warm-up before the start of Eurobasket on September 5.