Nikola Jokic's Serbia enter prep games with tough win over Montenegro – BasketNews.com

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In preparation for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Greece (August 25, Belgrade) and Turkey (August 28, Istanbul), Serbia defeated Montenegro 82-73 in Belgrade behind closed doors. 

Nikola Jokic

Nikola  Jokic
Position: C, PF
Age: 27
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 111 kg
Birth place: Serbia

It was the first friendly game for Svetislav Pesic’s side ahead of their official matches. 
The contest at the Stark Arena began with a minute of silence for the victims of the mass shootings taking place in Cetinje, Montenegro on 12 August 2022. According to the latest report, eleven people, including two children and a gunman, were killed in the incident, while six others were injured.
Denver Nuggets’ star center Nikola Jokic paved the way for Serbia with 16 points, while EuroLeague stars Vasilije Micic and Nikola Milutinov chipped in 13 and 12, respectively. 
Bojan Dubljevic and Marko Simonovic scored 17 points apiece for Montenegro, while Kendrick Perry made his national team debut with 13 points. Jonah Radebaugh, Montenegro’s other naturalized player, put up 5 points. 

Credit Serbian Basketball Federation

The Serbian national team will play its first test game with fans in the stands on Wednesday, August 17 against Slovenia in Ljubljana. On the other hand, Montenegro host North Macedonia in Podgorica on August 16.
Serbia: Nikola Jokic 16, Vasilije Micic 13, Nikola Milutinov 12, Ognjen Dobric 9, Borisa Simanic 9, Vladimir Lucic 8, Vanja Marinkovic 6, Nemanja Nedovic 4, Marko Jagodic-Kuridza 3, Nikola Kalinic 2.
Montenegro: Bojan Dubljevic 17, Marko Simonovic 17, Kendrick Perry 13, Nemanja Radovic 10, Vladimir Mihajlovic 5, Jonah Radebaugh 5, Zoran Nikolic 2, Petar Popovic 4. .

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