WATCH Andrew Bogut, battling back problems, comes up with a huge block to highlight his huge game for Australia against NZ
Andrew Bogut comes up with 10 points, 11 rebounds and a monster block for Australia.

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.

[See Andrew Bogut churns out double-double as Aussie Boomers earn place in Rio Olympics]

New Zealand still has a chance to make it to Rio through another qualifying series next year.



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