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Boomers clinch series against Greece
Guy Hand
21:29 AEST Mon Jun 25 2012

Swingman Joe Ingles has driven Australia's men's basketball team to a series-clinching 91-51 game two whipping of a dismal Greece on Monday night.

The Boomers dominated all aspects of the Olympic Games warm-up at Victoria's State Basketball Centre at Knox, battering the understrength and underwhelming Greeks from tip-off.

Ingles did the early damage with 10 first quarter points in a 25-9 opening period rout.

While Greece managed to roll back the deficit to single digits briefly in the second quarter, from then on it was tune-up time for London for the Boomers as they sealed the three-game series.

They rolled through some neat offence with a minimum of resistance, and did what they had to defensively against a Greek side who ailed like their nation's economy.

The game was over as a spectacle by halftime - Greece trailing by 45-26 and devoid of the weaponry to recover.

Most of Greece's best players are being rested for next week's Olympic qualifying series.

Australia's NBA star Patty Mills, who starred in Sunday night's game one win, was far quieter on Monday.

He was held to six points.

But that allowed Spanish-based Ingles, long rated a star-in-waiting, to showcase his quality on a platform of his teammates playing their roles well.

Ingles finished with 17 points, with Mark Worthington tipping in 15 and Brad Newley 13, while back-up guard Adam Gibson provided energy and impact.

Boomers coach Brett Brown also had the luxury of rotating through his bench from early in the final quarter, providing valuable court time for his Olympics squad.

Nikolaos Pappas was the only Greek player to crack double-digit scoring, with 10 points.

Game three of the series will be played in Geelong on Wednesday night.

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