The Dragic’s set the tone for the game for Slovenia in the early going as Goran ran off 11 straight points to begin the game, then younger brother Zoran got into the act by scoring the next four points to put Slovenia up 15-6 with four minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Slovenia led 26-13 after the first quarter and 43-27 at halftime.
Slovenia went up 20 (49-29) early in the third quarter when Goran Dragic grabbed an offensive rebound and kicked the ball out to Nebojsa Joskimovic for a triple. Slovenia quickly pushed the lead to 26 and Greece suffered even worse when forward Kosta Papanikolaou limped off with an ankle injury midway through the quarter.
With Goran Dragic resting to start the fourth, Greece began to cut into Slovenia’s 24-point lead. The Greeks trimmed Slovenia lead to eight (68-60) before Dragic returned.
Goran Dragic finished with 28 points, on 9-of-18 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and five rebounds to go along with four assists. Zoran Dragic added 11 points, five boards and two assists while Jaka Lakovic added 10 points.
Vassilis Spanoulis led Greece with 21 and eight rebounds.
Greece (1-3) closes the second round with Croatia (3-1) and Slovenia (3-1) plays Finland on Sept. 16.