Failure of the North American teams against the European ones. First final in German history. Serbia will want to be a thorn in their side in the 2014 final without Jokic.
He Basketball World Cup will give us one Canada, United States of America, but for third and fourth place. National team tournaments are so unpredictable. This Friday, Serbia and Germany They created this two big surprises of the competition: 17 years later, two European teams They will play for the basketball throne again. You will know what happened 2006 In Saitama con Spain touch the sky first Greece. Now it will be Serbs and Germans who push the Almighty out of the global struggle North America and NBA stars and putting FIBA Europe in the middle of the map.
In the morning, the Serbia from Swetislaw Pesic brought the impressive thing out of joint Canada which had just eliminated Spain in the group stage and Latvia in the quarterfinals, trained by the Spanish Jordy Fernández under the command of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a member of last year’s best NBA quintet. Together with him, RJ Barrett of Curtsy O Dillon Brooks of rockets. It does not matter. The Balkans caused the Canadians to fall into the same trap again and again. Shai piled up fouls too early and by the time they tried to react, it was too late. Bogdan Bogdanovic, in MVP mode (23 points), led Serbia’s offensive car while his teammates delivered one of the best defensive performances of the tournament. At the end, 95-86 and price for a selection left at home Nikola Jokic two-time NBA MVP, and who will try to remove the thorn from the lost 2014 Finals.
A while later, world basketball was turned upside down again with Germany’s victory for the ages United States Dream Team. The Germans invited to the competition took the step that history had denied them for years. It will be his first time in the final World something that neither Nowitzki could get (third in 2002). Led by Franz Wagner (22) and with the success of Schroeder (17) and Obst (23) defeated a young and particularly weak American team in defense for much of the game in the final minutes. USA, with Steve Kerr Off the bench, he scored 60 points at halftime and 113 points at the end of the game, a figure that made his victory unattainable despite the final victory of Austin Reaves.
The escort of the lakers Team captain at his side Anthony Edwards, brought his team closer to a point with a minute and a half left when the deficit was more than ten. It seemed that the Germans felt the dizziness on their skin, but the Americans’ fear of defeat was greater. A triple of Fruit He pulled Germany to within four points, 107-111, Thanks he put a cap on it Bridges and Schröder He scored two goals and increased the gap to six, 107-113. It was done, and not even that Gives momentum He managed to turn things around. Edwards, the USA’s best during the tournament, failed in the direction of the last two attacks and the USA once again said goodbye to the gold that had resisted them since the beginning. Spain World Cup 2014. In China 2019 They haven’t touched any metal and will have to settle for fighting for bronze this year. Little baggage for him to defend himself as the best basketball player in the world.