Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Slovenia (2-0) continue their successful streak at the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers, giving their home fans a 94-89 (17-24, 25-20, 25-19, 27-26) victory against Sweden (1-1).

Sweden started the game on a 10-2 run and held an advantage at the start. But Klemen Prepelic hit two consecutive 3-pointers to put Slovenia in front (31-30).

The hosts started the second half with a 10-0 spurt (52-44). Sweden cut the deficit to four with 1:52 remaining (86-90), but Slovenia held firm, winning it by five.

Klemen Prepelic was amazing for Slovenia, finishing with 30 points (3/6 2PT, 4/8 3PT, 12/14 FT), 8 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, and 28 PIR.

Jaka Blazic added 23 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 turnovers, and 27 PIR.

The bench players for Sweden only scored 11 points combined.

Slovenia: Klemen Prepelic 30 (8 AST), Jaka Blazic 23 (9 REB, 5 AST), Aleksej Nikolic 14 (5 AST), Edo Muric 12 (5 REB).

Sweden: Ludvig Hakanson 21 (14 AST), Christopher Czerapowicz 19 (11 REB), Simon Birgander 18, Tobias Borg 18 (5 AST).

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