Pero Antic didn’t need his hero cape last night as Macedonia improved to 2-0 in Basketball SuperCup 2013 with a commanding 81-67 victory over Germany.
After scoring the game-winning basket against Greece Friday, Antic had a modest game vs Germany Saturday as he finished with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Macedonia trailed Germany by two points after the first quarter but flipped it by halftime and went into the locker room leading by two, then used a strong second half to break the game open. Germany reduced the deficit a bit in the third quarter when they posted a 17-16 rally, however Macedonia finished the game on a 22-19 run to seal the victory.
Macedonia will square off with Bosnia on Sunday for first place in the final game of the round-robin friendly in preparation for the European Championships (EuroBasket 2013), which start Sept. 4.