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Yugoalavia 118, South Korea 65

July 24, 1996

ATLANTA (AP) _ Predrag Danilovic scored 19 points to lead eight players with at least eight points as Yugoslavia crushed South Korea 118-65 Wednesday.

Danilovic, who plays for the Miami Heat, had 13 points in the first half as Yugoslavia (3-0) took a 57-28 halftime lead, scoring easily from inside.

Yugoslavia, which also starts Vlade Divac of the Charlotte Hornets and Zarko Paspalj, who formerly played for the San Antonio Spurs, had a 20-6 rebound edge in the first half and shot 73 percent (27-for-37), a number even more impressive since it was 1-for-6 from 3-point range. All but seven of its first-half points came from inside.

Reserves played almost the entire second half for Yugoslavia, which also got 16 points from Dejan Bodiroga and 15 from Dejan Tomasevic. Yugoslavia finished 53-for-73 (73 percent) from the field and outrebounded South Korea 40-13. The 7-foot-1 Divac finished with five points and eight rebounds, playing only 12 minutes, all in the first half.

Joo-Yeop Hyun had 20 points to lead South Korea (0-3), which has only one player on the roster over 6-5.

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