Croatia recovered from its jet-lagged loss to Argentina to beat France while Argentina continued to win at home, defeating Serbia . Both games were part of an Argentine basketball-sponsored Super4 tournament in Cordoba. But the Nets players on the national teams weren't a big part of either win.
Bojan Bogdanovic went 0-of-5, including 0-for-2 from deep, playing only 19 minutes in the 76-70 win. The Croatia team coach, Aco Petrovic (Drazen's brother), instead relied on incoming 76ers rookie Dario Saric, who finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes, dominating France. Tony Parker is not playing in the Olympic warm-ups following the birth of his son. Nando Decolo led France.
Meanwhile, Argentina defeated Serbia, 79-74. Luis Scola, who has been Argentina's top scorer playing most center, took only five shots in the contest, scoring six points. He also grabbed four rebounds. Carlos Delfino, who hasn't played competitive basketball in two years due to injury, finished with 20 on 5-of-8 shooting from deep. He's hoping the Olympics leads to a comeback. Juan Pablo Vaulet did not play.
Here are the highlights of the Argentina-Serbia game.
And the best moments of the Croatia-France contest. It's all Saric.
The pre-Olympic friendlies end Monday with Argentina vs. France and Croatia vs. Serbia, which among other things, will feature the battle between Bojan and Bogdan Bogdanovic.