Serbia blasts China as Kyle Anderson held scoreless

Nikola Milutinov soars for the slam against two Chinese defenders. FIBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Even with a naturalized player in Kyle Anderson, China still struggled to keep the game close against Serbia as the European side zapped the Asian team with a 105-63 win in their FIBA World Cup game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Serbia quickly pulled away from China in the first three quarters as they completely contained Anderson, who was held scoreless in a little under 26 minutes.

Bogdan Bogdanovic led Serbia with 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block, while Dustan Ristic added 13 points and six rebounds.

Filip Petrusev had a perfect game, going 2-for-2 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line for eight points with two rebounds and one steal.

Zhao Rui paced China with 17 points and two steals, while Zhou Qi added 12 points, also going perfect from the field with a 6-of-6 clip, five rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal.

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