Germany
FIBA Rank: 13
Group: B
Qualified: Silver at 2005 EuroBasket
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2006 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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GROUP A GROUP B
Argentina
France
Lebanon
Nigeria
Serbia & Mont.
Venezuela
Angola
Germany
Japan
New Zealand
Panama
Spain
GROUP C GROUP D
Australia
Brazil
Greece
Lithuania
Qatar
Turkey
China
Italy
Puerto Rico
Senegal
Slovenia
USA

Dirk will need to carry a heavy load for the Germans.
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GERMANY TEAM PREVIEW
Finished in second place in the 2005 European Championship. Ö Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers (26.7 ppg) in the tournament, and was the second-leading rebounder (10.8 rpg) and shot blocker (1.8 bpg), earning him MVP honors. Ö The team's strength is its frontline with four former NCAA stars on the roster.
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NBA PLAYERS
Dirk Nowitzki

PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE
August 19: Germany vs. Japan
August 20: Germany vs. New Zealand
August 21: Germany vs. Spain
6 p.m. ET, on NBA TV
August 23: Germany vs. Panama
August 24: Germany vs. Angola
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HISTORY
Medals: Bronze (1)
Best Finish: Bronze in 2002