Slovenia, Puerto Rico and Greece They won on Wednesday, completing the draw for the last 16 of the Basketball World Cup.
Slovenia defeated Cape Verde 92-77 thanks to 19 points from star Luka Doncic. Puerto Rico shattered 107-89 China with 2 units from former NBA star Tremont Waters and Greece defeated by 83-74 too New Zealand, 27 points behind Ioannis Papapetrou.
hours before, Serbia, Georgia and Brazil You won and advanced. Serbia Thanks to 25 points from 20-year-old Nikola Jovic, they defeated Sudanese Syr 115-83. Georgia defeated by 70-59 too Venezuela with 25 units Tornike Shengelia and Brazil left behind Ivory Coast with a score of 89-77, with 24 goals and 12 assists by Yago Santos.
USA, Spain They reached the last game, which was already assigned to the second round. The Americans defeated 110-62 Jordanwhile Spain surpassed 85-65 at Iran.
The teams that qualified prior to Wednesday are: Dominican RepublicAustralia, Italy, Spain, USACanada, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Montenegro.
UNITED STATES 110, JORDAN 62
Another game, another feast for the USA. But now the competition is getting tougher.
Anthony Edwards scored 22 points as the Americans ended an easy run in the group stage with a 110-62 win Jordan on Wednesday and improve their record at the top of Group C to 3-0.
“Staying aggressive, staying confident, that’s something I do,” admitted Edwards. “It paid off today.”
Bobby Portis had 13 points for the USA, who held a 19-unit lead after the first period and led 62-33 at halftime. Jaren Jackson contributed 12 and Jalen Brunson 10.
“It’s always fun when everyone is playing and contributing,” said coach Steve Kerr.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – the only player out Jordan with NBA experience – led his team with 20 points and seven rebounds. Jordan finished with a 0-3 mark and will play the qualifying round for teams that have not progressed from Thursday.
SLOVENIA 92, CAPE VERDE 77
Doncic led in Okinawa Slovenia (3-0), as he has done in all tournaments, with 19 points, seven rebounds and nine assists as the team advanced to the second round. Behind was his teammate Klemen Prepelic with 18 goals, four goals and seven assists.
Betinho Gomes was the best player of Cape Verde (1-2), who played fewer than expected by 17 points, and Kenneti Mendes had 10.
PUERTO RICO 107, CHINA 89
In Manila, Waters had 22 goals and six assists Puerto Ricoin which six players scored in double digits will progress.
Ismael Romero had 18 points and 10 rebounds per Puerto Rico (2-1) There is one Serbia than the teams that advanced in Group B.
Zhao Rui had 16 goals, however China he left without winning. Minnesota Timberwolves sixth man Kyle Anderson, who became a Chinese citizen just days before the tournament started, scored nine points in 31 minutes.
GREECE 83, NEW ZEALAND 74
In Manila, Papapetrou had 27 points and his teammate Giannoulis Larentzakis scored 20 points Greece (2-1) will advance second in the winning group USA.
Greece extended their lead from the first third and beat 33:20 New Zealand Thanks to the constant baskets at the end of Papapetrou and Larentzakis.
Sheally led New Zealand (1-2) with 27 points and Reuben Te Rangi had 19.
SPAIN 85, IRAN 65
In Jakarta, Juancho Hernandezgomez had 21 points and his brother Willy had 16, leading the defending champions to victory. Spain (3:0) the game already reached the round of 16. Santiago Aldama added 11.
Brazil He also progressed in the group.
Mohammad Amini led Iran (0-3) with 19 units.
SERBIA 115, SOUTH SUDAN 83
In Manila, Jovic made 9 of 9 field shots and Serbia (3:0) Victory a South Sudan (1-2) to reach the round of 16. Bogdan Bogdanovic contributed 23 points and nine assists.
Jovic. Bogdanovic scored a total of 18 points in the first period Serbia it went up 30-20 to gradually increase the lead.
Peter Jok had 21 units per South Sudanbut Chicago Bulls point guard Carlik Jones had just three points in 22 minutes.
GEORGIA 70, VENEZULA 59
In Okinawa, Shengelia had 25 points and Goga Bitadze had 11 points and 11 rebounds Georgia progressive.
Georgiawho contests his first world championship, led at half time with 42:23 and Venezuela (0-3) scored just four goals in the second period.
Nestor Colmenares topped the scoring list with 16 points and 12 rebounds VenezuelaJosé Materán contributed 12. Both teams fought in a row of three. Georgia he hit 5 of 23 and Venezuela 6 out of 25.
BRAZIL 89, IVORY COAST 77
In Jakarta, Yagos Santos scored 24 points and contributed 12 assists Brazil (2-1) will advance to the second round and bounce back after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Tim Soares added 15 points for the winner.
Brazil he made 14 of 31 threes.
Cedric Bah led Ivory Coast (1-2) with 13 points and 13 rebounds.