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FIBA World Cup roundup (Sept. 7): Czech Republic, France secure huge victories
Author: Staff Writer
The 2019 FIBA World Cup is under way in China and while we closely track the U.S. Men's National Team, here's a quick look at all the action from FIBA World Cup play on Sept. 7.
Australia 82, Dominican Republic 76
Patty Mills delivered once again, this time pouring in 19 points and adding nine rebounds to guide Australia past the Dominican Republic and into the quarterfinals.
Mills, who earned Player of the Game for the third time during the tournament, took control of the game late to help Australia fend off a tough test and improve to 4-0 in the World Cup. Mills has now scored 15 or more points in all four tournament games, eclipsing 20 twice.
Eloy Vargas had 16 points and seven rebounds while Victor Liz added 14 for the Dominican Republic. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
FIBA World Cup Day 8: Team USA remains undefeated, Giannis has double-double in loss
Author: Krysten Peek
Publication: Yahoo! Sports
Celtics point guard Kemba Walker was the high scorer for Team USA in its 69-53 win over Greece. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell added 10 points while the reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Greece needs at least a 13-point win over the Czech Republic a Brazil loss to Team USA on Monday in order to move on to the quarterfinals.
France edged out Lithuania to remain undefeated in pool play. Magic guard Evan Fournier remains the high scorer for France and had 24 points in the 78-75 win. France will face an undefeated Australia on Monday. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Turkey edges Montenegro 79-74 to grab 2nd FIBA World Cup win
Author: Staff Writer
DONGGUAN, China, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- A crazy 30-16 fourth quarter run helped Turkey take a come-from-behind victory to edge Montenegro 79-74 in Group O of the classification round, for its second victory in the 2019 FIBA World Cup here on Saturday.
Cedi Osman pocketed team-best 19 points for Turkey and Melih Mahmutoglu had 17 points. Nikola Vucevic had a game high 20 points and 7 rebounds for Montenegro.
Montenegro started its attack with a 9-0 run to lead the game 26-16 in the first quarter, and Turkey promoted its defence to narrow the gap to 5 points as the second quarter clock ran out. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Boomers beat Dominican Republic and seal spot in quarters with France
Author: Roy Ward
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
Boomers 82 def. Dominican Republic 76
One key Boomer fouled out early but his teammates rose in his place as Australia beat the Dominican Republic and secured a place in the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals.
The Boomers came into their second round clash with the Dominican Republic on Saturday night as heavy favourites, but wiser heads knew Nestor Garcia's men wouldn't go down easy and that proved to be the case until Australia broke clear in the last term to win 82-76. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Mills' genius brings Australia closer to Quarter-Finals
Author: Staff Writer
Publication: FIBA Basketball
NANJING (China) - Whenever called upon, Patty Mills comes to the party and Saturday has been that kind of day; or every other day that Australia has played at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 anyway.
A remarkable 19 points and 9 assists as Australia saw off Dominican Republic 82-76 at the Youth Olympics Gymnasium in Nanjing to earn him the undisputed TCL Player of the Game - his third at this tournament - a record tying feat alongside Poland's Mateusz Ponitka.
Australia led by a basket at the half time break 40-38 in a very tightly contested game and even though the Boomers outscored the South American side 17-14 in the third period, the battle was far from over. - CLICK HERE to read full story.