ANDREW Bogut was battling through back problems, but managed to carry Australia past New Zealand and into the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Golden State Warriors big man came up with a huge double-double as the Australians won, 89-79, in the Oceania qualifying game.
Ten points and 11 rebounds, plus this monster block against the Tall Blacks’ Shea Ili.
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The Aussies won the two-game series by an aggregate 22 points. They won the opener, 71-59.
New Zealand still has a chance to make it to Rio through another qualifying series next year.