Germany makes the big blow of the FIBA ​​World Cup and leaves the United States out of the final

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On Friday, Germany produced one of the biggest blows of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 by defeating the United States 113-111 in one of the semifinals to leave them out of the championship game.

The Germans, who improved their undefeated record in the Cup to 7-0, will face Serbia on Sunday for gold, in a duel between European teams, while the clash for third place and bronze will be between the two North American giants. , Canada and the United States.

After a close first quarter that Germany dominated 33-31, the United States went to halftime after the first half with a minimal lead of 60-59.

But a third quarter of the Germans that led 35-24, thanks to their high effectiveness in three-point shots and second chances capturing offensive rebounds, allowed them to build an advantage that put them in control by 10 points, 84- 74 going into the last 10 minutes of action.

After a 64-all tie with just over 8:00 minutes remaining in the third quarter, a 20-11 run took Germany ahead 84-75 with 2:55 minutes remaining.

Already in the fourth quarter, Germany had an advantage of up to 12 points on several occasions, but a 7-0 advance brought the United States into the fight, approaching only three points, 108-105 with just over 2:00 minutes on the clock. .

After a couple of failed possessions by the Germans, Austin Reaves brought the United States closer by the minimum 108-107 with two free throws.

But an important three-point basket by Andreas Obst with 1:14 left gave the Europeans respite, and with only 40 seconds Dennis Schroder gave his team six points with a jump shot, which was decisive.

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