Serbia decimated Greece, retained the upper hand in third-place battle

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Serbia dominated Greece from the opening tip and cruised to an easy victory at home (84-61) to come closer to the World Cup.

Stefan Jovic led the winners with 22 points, while Miroslav Raduljica added 13 points, six assists and five rebounds. On the other hand, Lefteris Bochoridis and Christos Saloustros scored 12 points apiece for the losing squad.

Serbia won for just the second time in five games and improved to 6-4, whereas Greece suffered their first defeat in the competition (9-1).

Serbia will have to win both matches in February to secure their ticket to the World Cup. They will face Estonia on the road and they will welcome Israel, three days later.

Serbia currently is at 6-4, Georgia at 5-5 and Israel at 4-6.