Croats in NBA: Brilliant Bogdanović Leads Pacers to Another Win

Daniela Rogulj

Bojan Bogdanović is on a roll for the Indiana Pacers this season. 

Croatia’s best basketball player Bojan Bogdanović is in the best form of his career, continuing with unstoppable performances in the Indiana Pacers jersey. In the Indiana Pacers win over Orlando Magic (112:90), Bogdanović was again the best shooter of the game, reports on December 8, 2018. 

The Mostar native scored 26 points in 29 minutes, adding three rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Cory Joseph, who scored 15 points, and Thaddeus Young, who scored 14 points, added to the Pacers win. With 15 wins and 10 losses, the Pacers stand in fourth place of the Eastern Conference. Montenegrin center Nikola Vučević scored 22 points and ten rebounds for Orlando.

In other NBA news, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors (106:105) to break their 8-game losing streak. D’Angelo Russell led the Nets with 32 points, while Kawhi Leonard with 32 points and Jonas Valančiūnas with 24 were the best for the Raptors.

Croatian basketballer Ante Toni Žižić played in Cavaliers’ shirt for five minutes and scored two points in their defeat to Sacramento (129:110). Dragan Bender and Ivica Zubac did not play in the loss of their teams. The LA Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs 133:120, while the Phoenix Suns lost to the Miami Heat 115:98.

Current NBA champions the Golden State Warriors continued their winning streak. Last night, the Warriors were better than the Bucks with a score of 105:95. Thompson and Curry, who each scored 20 points, were the best for the Warriors. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the best for the Bucks with 22 points. 

Dario Šarić’s Minnesota Timberwolves will face the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday. 


Orlando Magic-Indiana Pacers 90:112

Charlotte Hornets-Denver Nuggets 113:107

Detroit Pistons-Philadelphia 76ers 111:117

Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors 106:105/OT

Cleveland Cavaliers -Sacramento Kings 110:129

Chicago Bulls-Oklahoma City Thunders 114:112

New Orleans Pelicans-Memphis Grizzlies 103:107

San Antonio Spurs-LA Lakers 133:120

Phoenix Suns-Miami Heat 98:115

Milwaukee Bucks-Golden State Warriors 95:105

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