Credit: FIBA.com
Credit FIBA.com

FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania, kicked off with Poland (1-0) and Angola (0-1) matchup. The Polish team secured an 83-64 (24-19; 19-12; 19-14; 21-19) win.

Player of the Game
A.J.  Slaughter
EFF
21
A.J. Slaughter
Points 16
Accuracy 6-11
Rebounds 4
Assists 6

Poland won the first quarter 24-19 and didn’t look back. They proceeded to win the remaining quarters as well. Angola led only once during the entire game (17-18).

Angola did cut the deficit to 11 in the fourth quarter (64-53), but that was not enough. 

Mateusz Ponitka scored a team-high 22 points, A.J. Laughter added 16, Aleksander Balcerowski - 14 points.

For Angola, the leading scorer was Yanick Moreira, with 27 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Edson Ndoniema scored 11, but no other player from the African team cracked double-digits.

Angola will play their next game on Wednesday (16:30 EEST). Poland will have a longer break and will play on Thursday (16:30 EEST).

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Poland or Polish? i think Poland vs Angola or Polish vs Angolish?
2021-06-29
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Lenkijos rinktinÄ—
Angolos rinktinÄ—
49%
29/59
Field goals
41%
24/59
33
Rebounds
35
21
Assists
12
10
Steals
5
74%
14/19
Free throws
53%
10/19
42%
11/26
3-pointers
30%
6/20

Best players

Mateusz  Ponitka
22 PTS
7/12 FG
7/8 FT
Yanick  Moreira
27 PTS
11/16 FG
5/9 FT
Poland
Few players
4 REB
Yanick  Moreira
7 REB
4 DREB
3 OREB
A.J.  Slaughter
6 As
1 TO
29 MIN
Pedro  Bastos
4 As
3 TO
23 MIN
A.J.  Slaughter
21 EFF
60% 2P%
50% 3P%
Yanick  Moreira
22 EFF
69% 2P%
- 3P%