Goran Dragic Wins MVP as He Leads Slovenia to EuroBasket Championship

A majestic Slovenia moves to Spain for the gold

An electric display of scoring by Slovenian captain Goran Dragic paved the way for his side's stunning 93-85 victory over neighbors Serbia as they were crowned Eurobasket champions for the first time after a thrilling final on Sunday.

Dragic's points were the most in a final since Spanish star Pau Gasol's 36 in 2003 and short of Aleksandar Djordjevic's all-time record of 41.

Point Guard Sergio Rodriguez was also influential for his team; he scored 16 points and dished out 9 assists.

In his final global game, Slovenia captain Goran Dragic played a masterful opening three quarters to score 35 points to nearly single-handedly give his team the edge. He had been visibly tiring, missing all three shots and the one free throw he took in the final quarter.

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With Dragic out, Serbia briefly took the lead at 79-78.

"We gave them a lot of transition points". Slovenia prevailed nonetheless, going on a 12-0 run at the end of the game to beat Yugoslav neighbor Serbia 93-85.

Earlier, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol scored 26 and 25 points respectively as Spain claimed their ninth European medal in the last 10 editions with a 93-85 win against Russian Federation in the third-place match.

Spain went up by 17 points, 45-28, after the first half, which proved to be an insurmountable lead over Russians.

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