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Plumlee and Bogdanovic Show World Cup Skill as USA Marches On

“We’re just a team on a mission,” Plumlee texted BrooklynNets.com. “We are coming together at the right time and have a great chance to advance in this tournament.”

Plumlee had a rebound in six minutes of play as the U.S. advanced to Tuesday’s quarterfinal round game against Slovenia.

Bogdanovic, 25, who the Nets signed to a three-year deal this summer, looks like an NBA-ready weapon. He scored a game-high 27 points in Croatia’s 69-63 loss to France.

Bogdanovic was 11 of 19 from the field, including 3 of 7 from behind the arc, and had six rebounds as he led a furious rally. A 6-8, 216-pound swingman, Bogdanovic averaged 21.2 points on 50-percent shooting from the field, including 36.1 percent on 3s, in the FIBA World Cup.

“His ability to stretch the floor with his shooting gives him a chance to play early in his time in Brooklyn,” ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla recently told BrooklynNets.com. “I think he’s got the potential to be a solid NBA rotation guy on a good team.”