After three rounds of 2014 FIBA World Championship Group Stage, Croatia and Serbia have two victories and a defeat. Croatia unexpectedly lost to Senegal in a tight game, while Serbia put on a convincing performance against Iran.
Croatia and Slovenia national teams achieved the second consecutive triumph at 2014 FIBA World Cup, by beating Argentina and Mexico, respectively. Serbia suffered a one-point defeat against the regining European champions France.
Crvena zvezda Telekom suffered a blow in their first preparation game this summer against Asesoft, which was played begind closed doors, as Branko Lazić, one of the arguably most combative players in Dejan Radonjić's squad got injured.