Serbia beats China 94-60, advances in men's basketball
By: Bill Leopold
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in men's basketball with a 94-60 victory over China on Sunday night.
The Chinese (0-5) were eliminated, going winless for the second consecutive Olympics.
Serbia (2-3), which finished fourth in Group A, blew the game open in the third quarter with a 17-0 run to take a 60-30 lead. The Serbs' defense picked up as well and China struggled to score, shooting just 25 percent in the quarter.
Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic paced the Serbs with 19 points while Nikola Kalinic added 15.
Yi Jianlian scored a game-high 20 points for China, but got little help as only one other Chinese player scored in double figures.
China shot just 40 percent, was outrebounded 40-29 and had 19 turnovers.