Lorbek, Slovenia notched third straight win at EuroBasket


Erazem Lorbek and the Slovenian national team may not be one of the favorites at the 2011 Eurobasket.

But after three games, the Slovenians are still undefeated after a come from behind 87-75 victory against the Georgian nationals.

Georgia started the game strong, and built a 10-point lead after one quarter 25-15.

However, Slovenia quickly returned the favor tying the ball game at 40 by halftime.

It was a closely contested match for three quarters, before Slovenia pulled away in the final period.

Leading 59-58 going into the final quarter, the Slovenians turned on their defense and relied on their outside shots to put away the game.

Georgia managed to score just 17 points in the final period, compared to Slovenia’s 28.

Both teams shot well from the 3-point range, however, Slovenian connected on 15-of-35 three pointers while Georgia went 7-of-16 from behind the arc.

Jaka Lakovic led the Slovenian nationals with 22 points while Saso Ozbolt added 21 points.

Lorbek, whose draft rights is owned by the San Antonio Spurs, scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds, had three assists and blocked one shot in 29 minutes of action for Slovenia.

Atlanta Hawks’ Zaza Pachulia led Georgia with 22 points.

Lorbek and the Slovenian national team will go for their fourth win in as many games against Belgium on Sunday at 21:00 (GMT +3) in Klaipeda.

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3 thoughts on “Lorbek, Slovenia notched third straight win at EuroBasket

  1. This just tells us that the Spurs made a great trade sending Hill to Indiana for Leonard, Bertans and Lorbek.

    I hope San Antonio tries to make a way to somehow lure Lorbek despite the fact that he is under contract with Regal Barcelona.

    • I’m also intrigue about Lorbek if the Spurs really wants to use him next season is the right time, waiting for 2 more years for him come over will be a little too late.

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