After a wild Sunday, the quarter-finals of the 2023 FIBA World Cup are underway. Here’s what the final eight brackets look like:
The defeat of the American team against Lithuania It didn’t hurt them, they advanced (and might have an easier road if they won Sunday, facing a Serbian team that is, on paper, a tougher matchup for the Americans). On Sunday, four home games were held in the World Cup. Here’s how they came out.
Canada 88, Spain 85
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the second best player in the World Cup Luka DoncicAnd Canada needed his 30-point effort to rally from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat Spain and the defending World Cup champions.
With this win, Canada advances to the quarterfinals and will face Doncic and Slovenia. Dillon Brooks Added 22 points for Canada, including a clutch late 3, and RJ Barrett Started hot and cold, but still finished with 16 points. Willy Hernangomez led Spain and the Grizzlies with 25 points Santi Aldama 20 was added.
With this win, Canada qualified for the Paris Olympics and represented the Americas along with the United States. This is the first time Canada has qualified for the Olympics since Steve Nash played for the team.
Serbia 112, Dominican Republic 79
Serbia – without Nikola Jokic – Still one of the top teams in the World Cup and it showed in a comfortable win over the Dominican Republic. Hawks Bogdan Bogdanovich Scored 20 points and put six Serbians in double figures – they just couldn’t seem to let them go and scored 66% as a team for the game.
Carl-Anthony Towns 25 dropped and took the lead of the Dominican Republic.
Latvia 104, Brazil 82
Latvia advanced to the quarter-finals in their first World Cup, pulling away from Brazil in the second half for a comfortable win. Andris Grazolis led Latvia with 24 points, while Arturs Zagares added 17 points. Latvia now faces one of the tournament’s powerhouses in Germany.
Italy 73, Puerto Rico 57
Italy got 15 points from Stefano Tonat and Giampaolo Ricci before beating Puerto Rico to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. Utah Jazz Forward Simon Fontecchio He added 12 points and 12 rebounds for Italy.
Italy faces Team USA in what Italians see as a personal vendetta game. Paolo Banchero He previously said he would play for Italy, but changed his mind last year and decided to play for the USA in the World Cup (and in future tournaments as well).