Serbia, Croatia head to Rio Olympics

Serbia and Croatia have taken two of the last three spot for the Rio Olympics next month after winning their respective qualifying tournaments.

France and Canada play-off for the final Olympic birth in Manila, tomorrow.

Serbia lived up to their billing as favourites in the Belgrade section of the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers after hammering Puerto Rico 108-77 to advance to the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Bogdan Bogdanovic led Serbia with 26 points and eight assists as they turned on the style in the opening moments of the game, racing out to a 37-11 lead and not letting the Puerto Ricans in with a chance.

JJ Barea paced Puerto Rico with 22 points.

Croatia exacted their revenge for an earlier loss in the group phase by beating Italy 84-78 after overtime in Turin to advance to Rio 2016.

Bojan Bogdanovic led Croatia with 26 points as they head to the Olympics for the first time since the Beijing games in 2008.

Marco Belinelli had 18 points for Italy.

MVP: Nikola Jokic (Belgrade); Dario Saric (Turin).