15 Aug 2010

Tall Blacks thrashed by powerful Serbs

7:07 am on 15 August 2010

The Serbian basketballers have thrashed New Zealand 95-69 at a World Cup warm-up tournament in Slovenia.

Phill Jones scored 19 and Kirk Penney 17 as the Tall Blacks couldn't come up with a second straight performance to match yesterday's overtime heroics in the win over the hosts in Maribor.

Serbia swept all before them at the previous tournament in Istanbul.

New Zealand face Russia tomorrow in their final game before heading to Turkey for the World Cup.