Golden State's No. 1 pick Nemanja Nedovic and Serbia (2-1) suffered their first setback of EuroBasket 2013 on Friday with a decisive 89-77 loss to Macedonia in the preliminaries.
Nedovic came of the bench in the first half, but started the second totaling 25 minutes, and finishing with 11 points, one rebound, and a steal. Yet he was noticeably off from three-point range going 0-for-4, and today's contest was his least impressive of three tournament games.
However, the 6-3, 192-pound guard did display his athleticism and toughness while driving to the hoop, even throwing down a Tomahawk slam in the third quarter that could be Top Ten worthy.
Macedonian point guard Bo McCalebb, the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, dominated the game dropping 27 points on Serbia while power forward Pero Antic of the Atlanta Hawks added 16 points.
Meanwhile, Nedovic is averaging 12.0 points in 28.6 minutes per game and is expected to be a key contributor when he suits up for the Warriors this coming season.
Serbia looks to rebound from today's loss when they face Latvia on Sunday.