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Serbia and France reach semifinals in Spain - Sep 10, 2014

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Serbia - Brazil 84-56
Serbia showed a near-perfect basketball on the way to a convincing victory over Brazil in the quarterfinal clash in Madrid today. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) was pivotal with 23 points as Serbia advanced into the semifinal stage. Serbia gained a 21:17 lead after the opening quarter. They kept Brazil at distance throughout the second term. Serbia ensured a 37:32 halftime advantage. The Balkan team cleared off in the third term. Serbia opened the stanza on a 12:2 run to take a 50:34 lead. They followed with a 9:1 run late in the period to ensure a comfortable 62:39 advantage. Serbia entered the fourth quarter up by 22 points 66:44. They held Brazil to just 12 points in the final period and sealed a comprehensive victory at the end. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-SG-92) scored 12 points, while Nenad Krstic (212-C-83, agency: Beo Basket) and Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: APAA Sports Group) added 10 points each for Serbia. Anderson Varejao (211-C-82) and Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84) responded with 12 points each for Brazil.

France - Spain 65-52
France will play in the World Cup semifinals. The European champions shocked hosting Spain in Madrid tonight to set up the clash versus Serbia. Boris Diaw (203-PF-82) tallied 15 points to pace Les Bleus. It was a classic battle between two outstanding teams. France opened the game on an 11:2 run. But Spain quickly denied the deficit and Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) gave the hosts a 15:13 lead. Nicolas Batum (203-SF-88) tied things at 15 after ten minutes. France extended their lead in the second term. A perfect defensive effort saw France limit Spain to just 13 points as Les Bleus built a 35:28 halftime lead. Spain opened the second half with back-to-back baskets to pull closer. The hosts held France to just 7 points in the third term to ensure a 43:42 lead. Evan Fournier scored four points to spark a 7:0 run from France midway through the fourth term. They gained a 51:45 advantage. Spain would get within three points few times before Thomas Heurtel (188-PG-89) scores six points in a row and gave France a 62:52 lead with 46 second remaining. Spain could not score in the reminder of the contest as France marched to a remarkable victory. Thomas Heurtel produced 13 points, while Nicolas Batum and Mickael Gelabale (215-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 9 points each for the winners. Pau Gasol responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Spain. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) had 10 points in the loss.   

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers groups confirmed - 4 months ago
The 13 teams that will play in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers were drawn into their respective groups in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday morning. The draw followed on from Friday's FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 Draw Ceremony in Prague's Old Town Hall, and the FIBA European youth championship draws, which also took place on Saturday morning. Under FIBA's New Competition System and Calendar which comes into effect in 2017, 32 European countries will take up the c...   [read more]
Executive Committee approves bidding process for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 - 10 months ago
FIBA's Executive Committee convened a meeting on Tuesday 7 June, during which it approved the bidding process for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. That edition of FIBA's flagship event has the potential to be the first organised by and staged in more than one territory after FIBA's Central Board came out in favour of receiving bids from multiple host countries   [read more]

Nigeria 27-player preliminary squad announced for RIO - 11 months ago
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has released a 27-man preliminary list for the basketball event of the 2016 RIO Olympic Games.The list obtained from the Secretariat of the Nigeria basketball body contain all twelve players that won the 2015 Afrobasket in Rades, Tunisia and fifteen new names.The twelve players who made history in Rades, Tunisia are team captain Olumide Oyedeji, Ike Diogu, Jamal Olasewere, 2015 Afrobasket stand-out and most valuable player - Chamberlain Oguchi, Ben...   [read more]

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World Cup Standings
 1. USA
 2. Serbia
 3. France
 4. Lithuania
 5. Spain
 6. Brazil
 7. Slovenia
 8. Turkey
 9. Greece
 10. Croatia
 11. Argentina
 12. Australia
 13. Dominican R.
 14. Mexico
 15. N.Zealand
 16. Senegal
 17. Angola
 18. Ukraine
 19. P.Rico
 20. Iran
 21. Philippines
 22. Finland
 23. S.Korea
 24. Egypt
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jose Juan BAREA
  Avg: 22
 1. Barea, PUR22.0 
 2. Blatche, USA21.2 
 3. Bogdanovic, BIH21.2 
 4. Gasol, ESP20.0 
 5. Scola, ARG19.5 
 6. Haddadi,18.8 
 7. Moreira, ANG17.8 
 8. Ayon, MEX17.6 
 9. Garcia, DOM17.6 
 10. Baynes, AUS16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Blatche, USA13.8 
 2. Haddadi,11.4 
 3. Dieng, SEN10.7 
 4. Bourousis, GRE9.2 
 5. Scola, ARG8.5 
 6. Valanciunas, LTU8.4 
 7. Asik, TUR8.4 
 8. Moreira, ANG8.2 
 9. Varejao, BRA8.0 
 10. Faried,7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Petteri KOPONEN
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Koponen, FIN5.8 
 2. Dalmeida, SEN5.3 
 3. Rubio, ESP5.1 
 4. Jeter, USA5.0 
 5. Teodosic, SRB4.4 
 6. Nikkhah Bahr.,4.4 
 7. Zisis, GRE4.3 
 8. Campazzo, ARG4.3 
 9. Dragic, SLO4.3 
 10. Prigioni, ARG4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Rubio, ESP3.6 
 2. Kamrani, IRI2.6 
 3. Harden,2.1 
 4. Balkman, USA2.0 
 5. Irving, AUS1.9 
 6. Dieng, SEN1.8 
 7. Prigioni, ARG1.8 
 8. Ingles, AUS1.8 
 9. Saric, CRO1.7 
 10. Barbosa, BRA1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gasol, ESP2.3 
 2. Davis,2.1 
 3. Kim,2.0 
 4. N'Diaye, SEN1.8 
 5. Asik, TUR1.6 
 6. Dieng, SEN1.5 
 7. Vargas,1.5 
 8. Gasol, ESP1.4 
 9. Ibaka, CGO1.3 
 10. Garcia, DOM1.2 
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