The Serbian team won this Tuesday’s game against Lithuania 87-68 and qualified as a semifinalist for the FIBA World Championships, which are held in Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan.
The game was played at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippine city of Pasay, and the split scores were 24-25, 25-13, 24-17, and 14-13.
The Serbian team will play in the semifinals against the winners from Canada and Slovenia, who will compete this Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Argentina in Pasay.
Serbia’s top scorer was guard Bojdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta Hawks) with 21 points, followed by Pivot Fliip Petrusen (Philadelphia Sixers) with 17 and Stefan Jovic (Zaragoza, Spain).
For Lithuania, who upset the USA in the second phase (110-104) and went unbeaten with five wins, forward Tades Sedekerskis (Sabki Baskonia) at 14 and point guard Rokas Jokubaitis (Barcelona) were the best scorers. added 13.
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In retrospect, The US destroyed Italy with a score of 100-63 and also reached the semifinals.
The partial results were as follows: United States 24-14, 22-10, 37-20, and 17-19.
American Brooklyn Nets forward Mika Bridges was the big shot with 24 points, seven rebounds, and two steals, followed by point guard Tyrese Haliburton (18 points) and guard Austin Tyler Reaves (12).
This way, The US will wait for Germany or Latvia, who face each other this Wednesday at 5:30 a.m.