The Slovenian men's basketball team is going to the Olympics for the first time ever.
On Sunday (ET), Slovenia defeated Lithuania by a final score of 96-85 in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to secure one of the four spots up for grabs for the Tokyo Olympics.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia have qualified to compete in the Olympics for the first time in the nation's history 👏 pic.twitter.com/5ZxJZ6xD7t- ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2021
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic stole the show with a game-high 31 points on 13-for-23 shooting from the field and 4-for-5 from the free throw line. Not only that, but he dished out 13 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds to record a triple-double.
Can we caption this "Luka and-1️⃣, Luka and-2️⃣, and Luka and-3️⃣"? 🤔💬 #FIBAOQT@luka7doncic not messing around in the #FIBAOQT Final.- FIBA (@FIBA) July 4, 2021
📊 at HT: 21 PTS 6 REB 5 AST | 26 EFF pic.twitter.com/Qg1npQQxRL
Lithuania was led by Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas, who finished with 14 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes of play. Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis added nine points and six rebounds.
Doncic averaged 21.3 points, 11.3 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
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