Yes, that might be going a bit far but still it was nice to seeput up the kind of game we knew he could and to do it in his team's toughest match against one of the best basketball teams in the world.
Lets just leave reality aside for a moment and compare Dragic and Rubio in their head to head:
27 minutes, 19 points, 60% FG, 6/8 FT (including an intentional miss), 3 reb, 1 ast, 3 PF, 2 TO, 1 blk and 6 STEALS!
24 minutes, 9 points, 71% FG, 0 FTA, 2 reb, 2 ast, 5 PF, 5 TO, 3 steals
Isn't it obvious who the future NBA point guard is?
Seriously though, congrats to Goran. He's a great kid and I honestly can just picture his smile in my head right now. I am sure he is disappointed his team lost (90-84 in OT) but he has to be pleased with his performance. We are.
In case you missed it, Slovenia tied the game with 1 second to go in regulation on an amazing buzzer beater off an intentionally missed free throw by Dragic. That Spanish team is absolutely amazing and stacked with NBA talent. To keep it this close is a real accomplishment.
Even with this loss, Slovenia advances out of their group and will face Poland and Turkey in the next round. We'll be watching!