|19 August 2011|
|Serbia power forward Dusko Savanovic was among the top scorers, with 20 points|
Milos Teodosic has a reputation for hitting the big shots in a Serbia team that has become one of the top sides in the world.
In case anyone had forgotten, he reminded them on Thursday night with a game-winning basket two seconds from the end to down Great Britain at the London Invitational Tournament.
Britain still had an opportunity to prevail at the death but Dan Clark's attempt from long range was short.
Teodosic finished with 12 points, four assists and four rebounds while Nenad Krstic led Serbia with 21.
Dusko Savanovic also shone for Dusan Ivkovic's team with 20 points.
While Serbia won for the second straight day after losing their opener in London to Croatia, the Brits have lost three straight.
But all is not doom and gloom for Chris Finch's team, which is trying to improve on a EuroBasket 2009 when they fell to Slovenia, Spain and Serbia.
"Tonight (Thursday) we gave ourselves the chance to win, but it wasn't quite enough," Finch said.
"We made the plays and right to the end we dictated and controlled the game.
"We were gutsy, both tonight and last night against Croatia.
"Today, it came down to two shots. They made theirs and we missed ours, but we stuck to our game plan and I'm pleased with our progress.
"If we keep playing like this we are going to win games."
Serbia did not have to overcome the player who is supposed to be Great Britain's biggest weapon as Luol Deng is not due to join the British team until Saturday.
He has been at his basketball camp in Loughborough in the British Midlands and missed the first three games.
Joel Freeland and Andrew Sullivan both left with unspecified injuries early in the second half against Serbia and did not return.
Eric Boateng played just 14 minutes but led Britain in scoring with 15 points and he also corralled seven rebounds.
Meanwhile, Croatia fell for the first time in London, losing 78-66 to Australia.
Luka Zoric had 18 points in defeat for the Croatians.
France, who have yet to announce if they have lost center Ronny Turiaf to a broken hand for the entire EuroBasket, won the first game of the day against China, 76-59.
Nicolas Batum had 15 points for the winners.
Turiaf, who was injured in the win over Britain on the opening day of the tournament, was to be evaluated in Paris on Thursday.