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Yugoslavia unbeaten in prelims

Predrag Danilovic scored 22 points and Alexander Djordevic added 21 points and seven assists Sunday as Yugoslavia beat Puerto Rico 97-86 to finish unbeaten in preliminary pool play in men's Olympic basketball.

Yugoslavia (5-0) will play China (2-3) in Tuesday's quarterfinals. Puerto Rico (1-4) was eliminated from medal contention.

Yugoslavia led 45-34 at halftime and appeared on the way to an easy victory when Puerto Rico went on a 20-2 run to pull to 66-64 with 8:08 left. A 16-4 run put Yugoslavia back in control.

Puerto Rico center Jose Ortiz, a former Oregon State player, and coach Carlos Morales were assessed technical fouls for arguing with officials. Danilovic, who plays for the Miami Heat, made the four throws and Djordevic capped the run with a layup with 4:59 to play.

Vlade Divac, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets, added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Yugoslavia.

Ortiz had 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Carmelo Travieso added 17 points for Puerto Rico. Edgar Padilla, his backcourt mate at Massachusetts, had nine points and nine assists.

LITHUANIA 116, CHINA 55: Saulius Stombergas had 19 points as eight Lithuania players scored double figures.

China (2-3) fell behind 53-23 at halftime, allowing Lithuanian runs of 12-0 and 14-0.

NBA standouts Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis combined for 25 points and 14 rebounds for Lithuania (3-2), which shot 62 percent _ including 12-for-18 on three-pointers.

Despite the loss, China finished fourth in its pool _ guaranteeing its best Olympic finish. In 1992, the Chinese finished last.

AUSTRALIA 103, GREECE 62: Andrew Gaze scored 17 points to lead Australia, which will face Croatia in the quarterfinals. Australia (4-1) had a 20-5 lead 5:43 into the game, and three minutes later it was 28-8. Australia led 52-30 at halftime, and Greece (3-2) rested most of its starters in the second half.

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