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SportFIBA World Cup Roundup: France, Australia, Serbia, Spain, Poland, Argentina have advanced

04:20  08 september  2019
04:20  08 september  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

USA men’s basketball is not invincible. That’s OK

USA men’s basketball is not invincible. That’s OK Given the circumstances with the roster, it’s really fine if Team USA doesn’t win all the time.

France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia , Spain , Poland and Argentina who have already reached If the USA wins it advances (and it can still advance with a loss, depending). The U.S., Brazil and the Czechs are the only teams in contention for

By maintaining their perfect records at the FIBA World Cup , Spain , Serbia , Poland and Argentina advanced to the quarter-finals. Poland and Argentina also advanced with victories over Russia and Venezuela respectively. Hosts China scored a 77-73 win over South Korea in the classification round

France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina who have already reached the final eight and the knockout stage of the tournament.

FIBA World Cup Roundup: France, Australia, Serbia, Spain, Poland, Argentina have advanced© Shi Tang/Getty Images

The last two quarterfinal spots will be decided on Monday when the United States (4-0) faces Brazil (3-1) and Greece (2-2) plays the Czech Republic (3-1). If the USA wins it advances (and it can still advance with a loss, depending). The U.S., Brazil and the Czechs are the only teams in contention for the last two places. Greece cannot advance to the quarterfinals.

France (4-0) moved on with a narrow 78-75 victory over Lithuania. Australia (4-0) defeated the Dominican Republic 82-76 to advance.

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Argentina and Spain will meet in the FIBA World Cup final despite lacking loads of top-level NBA talent. And, oh yeah, Scola also stay committed to the Argentina national team and is in line to be named the MVP of the 2019 FIBA World Cup at age 39, possibly whether or not his team wins the

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In the day’s other second-round games, the United States defeated Greece 69-53 and the Czech Republic defeated Brazil 93-71.

FRANCE 78, LITHUANIA 75

At Nanjing, Evan Fournier led France with 24 points and Nando De Colo scored 21. France led after three quarters 65-54 and withstood a closing charge by Lithuania.

Lithuania was led by Jonas Valanciunas with 18 points and eight rebounds. Mantas Kalnietis scored 12.

CZECH REPUBLIC 93, BRAZIL 71

At Shenzhen, the Czech Republic kept itself in the hunt for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with an easy win over the previously unbeaten South Americans.

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Chicago Bull Tomas Satoransky scored 20 points, added nine assists and had seven rebounds for the Czechs (3-1), who will play Greece on Monday. Ondrej Balvin scored 15.

“It was another great victory for us,” Satoransky said, with the team playing to its identity by “playing fast, running, sharing the ball and fighting on defense.”

Coach Ronen Ginzburg said “it’s an amazing time for us, for Czech Republic basketball. It’s a great win.”

Vitor Benite scored 12 for Brazil (3-1), which will face the U.S. on Monday in the second-round finale for both teams. Leandro Barbosa and Marcelinho Huertas each scored 11 for Brazil.

AUSTRALIA 82, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 76

At Nanjing, Australia, which had already clinched a place in next year’s Olympics by being the top team in the World Cup out of Oceania, took away the Dominican Republic’s chances of reaching the quarterfinals.

Australia (4-0) was led by Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs with 19 points and nine assists. Chris Goulding added 15 with 13 from Jock Landale. Eloy Vargas led the Dominicans with 16 points and Victor Liz added 14.

3-POINT RECORD

In other action in the classification rounds, Canada set a FIBA World Cup (and world championship, its predecessor) single-game record for 3-pointers made, hitting 24 of them in its 55-point win over Jordan.

The previous record was 19, accomplished twice, both times by the U.S. in 1994 — first against Puerto Rico, then again against Russia. The second-highest total at this World Cup was 18, done Saturday by New Zealand against Japan.

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