Team USA remained undefeated with an easy win over Jordan And now it advances to the second round of the World Cup group games, where it will face Montenegro and Lithuania.
There was other action on the final day of group play as Greece and Puerto Rico punched their ticket to the next round. Here’s a recap of the day’s action.
Slovenia 92, Cape Verde 77
Luka Doncic had an average day by his crazy standards — 19 points, nine assists, seven rebounds — but he still played and kept Slovenia undefeated in group play.
Slovenia has qualified for the next round, but they have two tough games ahead of them against Germany and Australia.
Greece 83, New Zealand 74
New Zealand led by 13 points at the half as it appeared to hit every 3-pointer, but Greece was held back by Younis Pappetrou’s 27 points, while Gianolis Lorentzakis added 20 points. With this win, Greece advanced to the next round of the World Cup. , where (like the USA) they will face Montenegro and Lithuania. (Greece probably needs to win both games to qualify for the Round of 16.)
Shea Ealy led New Zealand with 27 points and Ruben Terangi scored 19 points.
Spain 85, Iran 65
Iran led after the first quarter, but Spain turned around and remained unbeaten at the World Cup, easily defeating Iran with 21 points from Bo Cruz Juancho Hernandezgomez, while his brother Willy Hernandezgomez added 16 points.
Puerto Rico 107, China 89
Former Celtics/Raptor/Wizard Tremont Waters scored 22 goals to lead Puerto Rico to victory and punch its ticket to the next round.
Ismail Romero had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Puerto Rico. Carl Anthony Towns and the Dominican Republic as well as Italy in the next round.
Brazil 89, Ivory Coast 77
Brazil were red-hot from 3-14 of 31 and advanced to the next round after beating Ivory Coast in their final Group G game. Yago Santos had 24 points and 12 assists for Brazil, while Tim Suarez added. 15 points for the winners.
Georgia 70, Venezuela 59
Georgia – playing in their first World Cup – booked their ticket to the next round with a win over Venezuela. Tourniquet Shanglia 25 points and Goga Bitadze He added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.