USA suffers second straight World Cup disaster… Quarterfinal loss to Germany

The nightmare of 2019 has returned. This time, the United States is out of the 온라인카지노 World Cup quarterfinals.

The United States National Basketball Team lost 111-113 against the German National Team in the semifinals of the Basketball World Cup 2023 on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

It was the second straight World Cup upset. After suffering a shocking quarterfinal exit in the 2019 tournament, the United States was brought to its knees by Germany in the quarterfinals. This was the second consecutive World Cup in which the Americans failed to reach the final.

Germany, on the other hand, secured their best finish since the 2002 tournament, when they finished third, led by Dirk Nowitzki.

Germany will try to repeat as champions on Tuesday against Serbia.

Germany was led by Andreas Obst with 24 points, Franz Wagner with 22 points and Daniel Tice with 21 points. Anthony Edwards scored 23 points and Austin Reeves 21 for the United States, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the team from losing.

The game was a hotly contested firefight. Both teams came out firing in the first quarter.

Germany opened the scoring with a three-pointer from Oberst, followed by an under-the-basket score from Voitman and a big dunk from Wagner. Oppst hit a pull-up three to break down the USA defense.

The Americans responded with a Brunson three and a floater from Edwards. Reeves also hit a three to tie the game at one. The first quarter ended with Germany holding a slim 33-31 lead.

The second quarter was more of the same, with Germany’s offense centered around a Franz Wagner three-pointer. Schroeder and Tice added to the scoring with three-pointers. The USA responded with Bridges shaking up the German defense with a three and a pull-up jumper. The first half ended with the USA holding a slim 60-59 lead.

The momentum shifted back in Germany’s favor midway through the third quarter. A breakaway layup by Ost followed by a three-pointer by Schroeder opened up the gap for Germany. The U.S. continued to be dragged down by Germany’s shaky defense. Germany extended their lead with a three-pointer from Bonga and a jumper from Offst. The third quarter ended with Germany leading 94-84.

The fourth quarter was more of the same, with the U.S. chasing and Germany running away. Still down by double digits, the U.S. closed the gap midway through the fourth quarter with a three-pointer from Edwards and a basket from Reeves to pull within two points of Germany in the final minute. But there was too little time left. The U.S. turned the ball over to Germany with 0.5 seconds left in regulation, and the game ended in defeat.

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