While Bojan Bogdanović and the Croatian national team are messing around in Split – unable to beat Brazil in Olympic qualifying – Dario Šarić and the Phoenix Suns have punched their ticket to the NBA Finals. The Suns dismantled the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night 130-103 in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.
Šarić came off the bench to score seven points from 2-2 shooting from downtown in eight minutes of play. The Suns will take on the winner of the Bucks/Hawks series in the Finals. A Croatian hasn’t won a NBA title since Kukoč completed the 3-peat with the Bulls in 1998. Yes, Andrew Bogut is the exception to that rule as he is a full-blooded Croatian. But he chose to play for Australia.