The Americans are 1-0 off Sunday and rested for Monday’s game against Greece (their toughest group game). Here’s what happened in Sunday’s games at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
Latvia 88, France 86
It’s a good thing that France has an automatic bid to host the Paris Olympics basketball tournament, because they wouldn’t have earned a place in the World Cup with their play.
France led the game with 13 points, but Latvia lost with 22 points from Arthurs Zagars, 20 points from Rolands Smith and 15 points. Davis Bertans.
This loss, along with France’s ugly loss against Canada two days ago, eliminates the French from the World Cup (they have one more game to play but cannot advance from the group).
Veteran French forward: “We let a lot of people down, first of all ourselves.” Nicholas Batum said via the Associated Press.
Evan Fournier had 27 points to lead France. Latvia will play Canada next, both teams will advance to the next round, but will play for first place in Group H.
Canada 128, Lebanon 73
Canada has now won two games by a combined 85 points.
Canada scored 128 points, shot 71 percent as a team in the game and had a World Cup record 44 assists. Nine Canadian players scored in double figures RJ Barrett with 16.
Germany 85, Australia 82
Germany looked like a medal threat in World Cup warm-up games – outscoring the USA by 16 at halftime – and delivered on that promise with an upset win over Australia. Dennis Schroeder Germany took the lead with 30 points and eight dimes.
Franz Wagner Due to the sprained ankle suffered in the opening of the tournament, he left for Germany. The team said it wasn’t a serious injury — not a torn ligament — but there was no timetable for his return.
Dominican Republic 87, Italy 82
Carl Anthony Towns A force of nature, he scored 24 with 11 rebounds to lead the Dominican Republic to defeat Italy.
The key to this game was that the Dominican Republic shot 41 percent from beyond the arc and finished with 16 3-pointers. Andres Feliz scored 24 points and made 7 of those 3-pointers for DR.
Italy started the game with a score of 12-0, but lost the lead in the first half. Italy will next host the Philippines and the Dominican Republic will play Angola. DR advances with a win and can still advance to the next round if Italy wins.
Angola 80, Philippines 70
Angola kept their chances of advancing from the group stage alive with a win against the hosts. Gerson Goncalves led Angola with 17 points and Gerson Domingos had 15 points. Jordan Clarkson The Philippines led the way with 21.
Japan 98, Finland 88
It was a big win at home for the hosts, who got 28 points from former Washington State star Joshua Hawkinson. Japan dominated the fourth quarter led by Yuki Kawamura and finished with 25 points.
Finland lost 0-2 and crashed out of the World Cup and cannot qualify. Laurie Markkanen In this loss, he scored 27 points with 12 rebounds.
Montenegro 89, Egypt 74
With this win, Montenegro earned a ticket to the next round after scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. Nikola Vuchevich. Ehab Amin led Egypt with 26 points, but the team’s 22 comeback games did it.
Lithuania 96 Mexico 66
With this victory, Lithuania advances to the next round. New Orleans big man Jonas Valanciunas led Lithuania with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Rokas Jokobaitis had 15 points and Mindagas Kuzminskas added 14 points.