Serbia won the Mechel cup

Zoran ErcegNational team of Serbia won the Mechel cup in Moscow, thanks to the victory over European champions Russia on the final day – 75:74 (24:18, 22:24, 14:12, 15:20). Zoran Erceg scored eight points in the final three minutes (5-5 FT), including final two points that sealed the victory for the team of Dusan Ivkovic. Russia had the final possesion, but J.R. Holden and Nikita Morgunov missed their shots.

Erceg had 20 points for Serbia who led almost the entire game, Uros Tripkovic added 14, while Nenad Krstic had 13 and 7 rebounds. Holden scored 20 points for Russia on 18-6 field goal shooting,  Andrei Kirilenko had 10 points and 9 rebounds.