Serbia recovers to beat Jordan 112-69 at basketball world championshipsBy AP
Monday, August 30, 2010
Serbia recovers to beat Jordan at worlds
KAYSERI, Turkey — Dusko Savanovic and Marko Keselj scored 21 points each to help Serbia rebound from a double-overtime loss to beat Jordan 112-69 in group play at the basketball World Championships on Monday.
After losing to Germany 82-81 less than 24 hours earlier, Serbia (2-1) used its height to dominate Jordan inside. Center Nenad Krstic sat out the last of his three-game suspension for a pre-tournament brawl in Greece, but backup center Kosta Perovic added 20 points for Serbia.
Guard Milos Teodosic returned to score seven points with seven assists.
Osama Daghles had 19 points for Jordan (0-3), which struggled defensively against its more athletic opponent. Serbia shot 71.7 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from the 3-point line.
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