The 2023 World Cup in Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia already has four of its eight quarterfinalists. It is the selection of the United States, Lithuania, Germany, and Slovenia. All remain undefeated. In contrast, Australia is out!
Despite going to the world event with nine NBA players, Australia is eliminated after losing to Slovenia in the quarterfinals.
For groups J and K, the passes are already defined. In the J, the United States and Lithuania prevail 4-0, while Montenegro and Greece are eliminated 2-2. And in the K, Germany and Slovenia are already 4-0 up, and Australia and Georgia are out of contention for the medals with 2-2.
Another thing is Groups I and L. In both, the four teams are tied after surprising defeats against Serbia, Spain, and Canada. The Dominican Republic also lost to Puerto Rico in the Hispanic duel of the day.
Suffered triumph of the United States
The United States had a hard time beating Montenegro, 85-73. That was the biggest advantage of the entire game. The Americans staved off defeat thanks to their solid finish to the game, with Austin Reaves being a key factor in the outcome.
Montenegro played head-to-head against the United States, recording 18 points and 16 rebounds in the NBA with Nikola Vucevic and 14 goals and 6 assists with Kendrick Perry. In the United States, it is 17 points for Anthony Edwards and a total of five players with double-digit scoring points.
Meanwhile, Lithuania defeated a disappointing Greece 92-67. With a mighty 28-9 lead in the last quarter.
On the other hand, Slovenia was eliminated from the battle for the medals against Australia, which remains without a place in the quarterfinals. Victory with 91:80, without the need for the best Luka Doncic The Mavs All-Star shot the basket just nine times. He finished the game with 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, while his teammate Mike Tobey had 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 basket passes. In Australia 25 points Josh Giddey and 17 from Patty Mills.
In the same group, Germany dominated Georgia 100-73, despite playing without Franz Wagner. Maodo Lo left the triple with 6-of-6 and the NBA Dennis Schroeder and Moe Wagner They worked. In Georgia, the NBA Alexander Mamukelashvili and Goga Bitadze They were the top scorers.
Fontecchio and Italy passed to Serbia
Chaos in Group I as Italy defeated Serbia and Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic.
In that last game, 97-102 for the Puerto Ricans, it was a duel with incredible scoring by Karl-Anthony-Cities (39 points, 10 rebounds, 27 shots, and only 1 assist) and Tremont Walters (37 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals).
Meanwhile, the NBA’s Simone Fontecchio Against Serbia, he looked his best with 30 points and 7 rebounds. Italy won 76-78 after missing out on the treble final. Stefan Jovictriple wondered what the Serbian victory would have meant.
In Serbian, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 18 points, but with 4 shots from 16, and Nikola Jovic, it was very odd.