The Australian basketball team has taken a 2-0 advantage in the basketball for the first time ever at Rio 2016.
The Boomers stay unbeaten at the Olympics after downing Serbia 95-80 thanks to a double-double from Cavalier’s Matthew Dellavedova.
It’s the first time that the Aussies have won their first two matches in Olympic history after beating the fifth ranked France team 87-66 two days earlier.
The team’s big guns stood up to the challenge with Dellavedova picking up 23 points and 13 assists, San Antonio’s Patty Mills ended the game with 26 points and Warriors centre Andrew Bogut contributed with 12 rebounds and six assists.
Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis said on Dellavedova “His ability to read defensive schemes and structures and find a way to exploit that is so impressive, he’s just a quality player.”
The Aussies will take on USA in their next match on Thursday morning. – Jarvis Small
Photo of Patty Mills fighting off a Serbian player from the Basketball Australia Facebook page.