The duo of Nikola Milutinov and Boban Marjanovic was unstoppable and helped Serbia rally past New Zealand (88-78).
The two centers combined for 36 points (Milutinov – 19, Marjanovic – 17) and the Serbians cruised to another victory in their preparation for the Basketball World Cup. On the other hand, Tai Webster had 16 points for the losing squad.
Serbia took over from the opening tip (25-16) and led by 18 at the end of the third quarter (68-50). New Zealand never recovered and suffered another loss ahead of the World Cup.
Serbia played without Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Miroslav Raduljica and Vladimir Lucic.