Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 points and led a 14-0 second half run against Bosnia Friday, as his Croatian team won, 74-62 in a "friendly" --exhibition game-- in Zagreb, Croatia. The game is the first of many warm-ups prior to FIBA Eurobasket. The Nets international scouting director, Danko Cvjeticanin, assistant coach Tony Brown and assistan trainer Lloyd Beckett were all on hand for the contest, according to a sports writer at the game.
@44Bojan played 1st game for #Cro this summer. 15p, 4a, 3r in front of as. coach of #Brooklyn #Nets Tony Brown and scout Danko Cvjetićanin— Hrvoje Sliskovic (@hsliskovic) August 7, 2015
Mirza Teletovic is not playing for Bosnia this summer.
It was Croatia's second friendly but the first played by Bogdanovic, the acknowledged leader of the Croatian national team. As noted by Hrvoje Sliskovic, Bogie finished with four assists and three rebounds. Dario Saric, the 76ers draft pick from 2014, scored 13. The game was played in a closed gym. The Croatians, seen as one of the top contenders in the September tournament, play again next Friday vs Germany and Dirk Nowitzki.
Bogdanovic and Italy's Andrea Bargnani will play 20 friendly games between them. Bargnani will play vs. Georgia next weekend.