Thursday, September 28, 2023

Germany surprised the USA and will play the final against Serbia

The USA, one of the top champions of the FIBA ​​World Cup, was eliminated by Germany in one of the semifinals of the highest basketball tournament The tournament will be held in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan and will feature Serbia, which previously beat Canada 95-86.

The European team won 113-111 in the city of Manila after defending the result with drama until the end. With five minutes to go, they had won by twelve points, but the “Dream Team” was down to just one (108-107) with a minute and a half to go.

Outside again

The United States, the current Olympic champion and five-time world champion, was excluded from the decisive game for the second time in a row since bowing out in the quarterfinals of China 2019.

Power forward Daniel Theis was the figurehead of the “team” that will play in the first final in its history. The Indiana Pacers player averaged 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block.

For the North American team, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards’ 23 games weren’t enough to be the top scorer of the game.

Serbia too

The Serbs eliminated the Canadians with a score of 95-86 (23-15, 29-24, 23-24, and 20-23) and an outstanding performance by Bogdan Bogdanovic, guard of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, with 23 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Ognjen Dobric, shooting guard for Bologna in Italy, and Nikola Milutinov, pivot for Olympiakos in Greece, also stood out, both with 16.

For the Canadiens, New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett contributed 23 points, Houston Rockets forward Dillon Brooks contributed 16, and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 15.

The definition

Germany achieved its best performance at a World Cup (it was a semi-finalist in 2002) and will define the title on Sunday at 9:40 a.m. against Serbia at the Mall of Asia in Manila. Before that (5:40), the USA plays against Canada for bronze. Both games will be broadcast on DSports.

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