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Luka Doncic, Slovenia advance to knockout stage after blowout win over Japan

Luka Doncic Slovenia Japan
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Luka Doncic and Slovenia made another stellar offensive performance and secured their place in the knockout stage of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

The superstar of the Dallas Mavericks exploded with 25 points (along with seven rebounds and seven assists) and led Slovenia past hosts Japan in the second game of Group C (116-81).

Slovenia took over from the opening tip and never looked back. They led by 12 at halftime (53-41) and outscored Japan 36-17 in the fourth quarter to cruise to the victory.

Doncic and Slovenia remained undefeated in Group C (2-0) and qualified for the knockout stage. Meanwhile, Japan (0-2) will face Argentina on Sunday in a must-win game.

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