Heat guard Goran Dragic helps Slovenia advance to EuroBasket semifinals with win over Latvia

Goran Dragic and Slovenia advanced to the EuroBasket semifinals Tuesday with a victory over Latvia. (AP Photo)

Goran Dragic got the better of Kristaps Porzingis today as Slovenia defeated Latvia, 103-97, in the EuroBasket quarterfinals.

Dragic, the Miami Heat point guard, had 26 points, eight assists and six rebounds while shooting 9-of-15 from the floor. Porzingis, the Knicks forward, had 34 points on 12-of-21 shooting, and added six rebounds.

Slovenia, which remains undefeated (7-0) in the tournament, advances to face Spain in Thursday’s semifinal. Spain defeated Germany, 84-72, in the quarterfinals. Spain features several NBA players including Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio and Willie Hernangomez. Marc Gasol had 28 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over Germany.

Dragic has had a solid tournament, leading Slovenia to a 5-0 record in pool play and a victory over Ukraine in the round of 16. He is averaging a team-high 21.9 points and 5.4 assists.

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