Slovenia overcome injuries to claim historic title in Dragic's swansong

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Slovenia have already secured their first-ever EuroBasket medal while Serbia could claim their first continental crown under the Serbian flag.

Slovenia won their first European basketball title on Sunday with a 93-85 victory against Serbia. "Goran's body was quitting on him".

A superb break and dunk by Luka Doncic kept the Slovenian run going and the 31-year-old Dragic then caught fire, scoring freely and netting a pair of vital three-pointers to give his side a nine-point lead at half-time.

The thriller at Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, saw undefeated Slovenia taking on Serbia, who only lost once in group stage.

The win makes Slovenia the smallest country to win a EuroBasket tournament, since Latvia in 1935.

In his final worldwide game, Dragic, 31, scored 35 points in the first three quarters but was forced from the game with the cramps in the fourth and had to watch his team hang on for its first EuroBasket title.

In the match for third place in the great game brothers Gazala enabled Spain to extend its medal streak at the Championships to six tournaments.

Dragic's points were the most in a final since Spanish star Pau Gasol's 36 in 2003 and short of Aleksandar Djordjevic's all-time record of 41.

"You want to play well in the final".


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