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The 2019 FIBA World Cup continued Monday morning with Delly's Aussies tallying their fifth-straight win as well as a trip to the quarterfinals. They'll do battle with the Czech Republic on Wednesday morning as both squads look to move on in Shanghai. For Cedi and Team Turkey, their World Cup run came to an end with a close loss to New Zealand. Despite the defeat, Cedi tallied a game-high 32 points for his home country.
Team Australia can't stop winning. On Monday morning, the Boomers took down their fifth-straight opponent with a close, 100-98, win over Team France in Nanjing. With the victory, the Aussies move on having averaged 91.6 ppg compared to their opponents' 83.2. The squad also tallied a rock-solid plus-minus score of 42 through group play.
In the win over France, Delly continued to share the rock, notching nine assists and six points over 25 minutes of action as a starter. Australia also had three players score 20-plus points, including Patty Mills (30), Joe Ingles (23) and Aron Baynes (21).
For the French, Orlando Magic star Evan Fournier led both teams in scoring with 31 points in his squad's loss. Nando De Colo also had a great game with 26 points.
Delly's Aussies will move on to the quarterfinals where they'll face the Czech Republic on Wednesday morning in Shanghai.
While Turkey's World Cup run has come to an end, they made sure to give their fans an incredible final performance in their, 102-101, loss to New Zealand on Monday in Dongguan. After a back-and-forth affair through 40 minutes of action, the Kiwis took advantage of their final possession and knocked home the winning bucket.
Despite his squad leaving on a low note, Cedi excelled in Turkey's final game in China, putting up a game-high 32 points as well as six rebounds and four assists. Melih Mahmutoglu also had a great game for the Turks, canning 27 points and five assists against New Zealand.
For the Kiwis, six players scored in double digits, including Isaac Fotu and Rob Loe who both notched 17 points a piece.
Going forward, Cedi will look to use this international experience back in the States when Cavaliers training camp tips off later this month.