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2014 World Cup: USA win against Serbia for their 5th gold - Sep 14, 2014


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Kyrie Irving
Serbia - USA 92:129
Result by quarters: 21:35, 20:32, 26:38, 25:24

World Cup 2014 in Spain is over and we have a winner, National Team of United States of America was best in entire tournament and they finish perfectly with 8-0 records.
In big final they bit Serbia with 129:92 in their best match on entire tournament. This will be their fifth Gold medal at World Championship in history so now they are tied with Serbia who also have 5 gold medals (Gold medals from Yugoslavia are transferred to Serbia).
Serbia opened match really well with dunk of Nikola Kalinic (6'8''-F-91) and Teodosic scoring 2 points.
USA National Team didn't know how to defend Serbian offense so in one attack they make 3 fouls on Serbian players.
After Nemanja Bjelica (6'10''-SF-88, agency: Interperformances) made his dunk and Raduljica also, Serbia was leading 15:7 and that is their biggest lead at that time. But from that point, USA is starting to play insanly good in offense. They hit didn't miss the shot from 3p line (4/4) in first quarter. Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) was having his role as he scored 15 points only in first quarter. He turned this game in USA way so from his good play all other players starting play really good. James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) was following him with 9 points.
USA make 15:0 series and Serbia cannot hit anything.
First quarter was finished with lead of USA with 35:21. They played really good in offense and with 20 attempts from the field they hit 13 (5/5 for 3p), while Serbia was shooting 9/14 for 2p and without score from 3p line (0/3). That was the main reason of USA lead.
USA continues to hit 3p whatever they want. Klay Thompson is scoring their six three point for 38:21.
Teodosic is then scoring first triple for Serbia in 11 minutes of the game for 38:24, and first miss from 3p line for USA is done by Derrick Rose.
But then USA start to attack Serbia from the paint via Faried who made a amazing dunk over Bircevic who also make personal foul (44:26 for USA).
USA is back on track with job they did great in first quarter and that attempts from 3p, and again did a great job. First Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) was scored 3pts and after him James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) scored his 12 points in the game and make the result on scoreboard 56:30.
USA scored 9 3pts for only 17 minutes of the game.
Nikola Kalinic (6'8''-F-91) scored 3pts in last seconds of the second quarter for halftime score of 67:41 for USA.
Best player in Serbia, Nemanja Bjelica (6'10''-SF-88, agency: Interperformances) open third period of the game with powerful dunk. Serbia was not having any key to stop offensive from USA. They scored to easy points and Serbia was also having problems in offense to score any points.
USA already collect 100 points in 28 minutes of the game so this is was maybe their best game in entire World Cup in Spain.
At the end of the third quarter result was 105:67 and USA was remain at insane percentage from the field with great rebounds in both direction, offense and defense.
After 30 minutes of the game, Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) have 26 points and James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) 23. In Serbia most efficient was Nemanja Bjelica (6'10''-SF-88, agency: Interperformances) with 18 points for 26 minutes in the game and Nikola Kalinic (6'8''-F-91) with 12 points.
Fouth quarter was just formality for everyone. Serbia played nice quarter but they lose game in the first half when USA go on high difference point which Serbia didn't have power and calmest to catch up.
In this last period of the game we seen some nice offensive attacks from Serbia, 2 alley-op from Teodosic and Nikola Kalinic (6'8''-F-91) and Jovic and Stimac, and few powerful dunks from USA players.
Final results was 129:92 for USA and they won their 5th gold medal on World Championships.

Serbia: Nemanja Nemanja Bjelica (6'10''-SF-88, agency: Interperformances) 18pts, 3rbd, 4ast, Nikola Nikola Kalinic (6'8''-F-91) 18pts, 3rbd, 1ast, Bogdan Bogdanovic (6'6''-SG-92) 15pts, 2rbd,
USA: Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) 26pts, 4ast, James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) 23pts, 3rbd, 2ast, Klay Thompson (6'7''-G-90, college: Washington St.) 12pts, DeMarcus Cousins (6'11''-C/F-90, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) 11pts, 9rbd

Team statistic:
Serbia: 2PT: 62%, 3PT: 20%, FT: 71.4%, Rebounds: 32 (20/12), Assists: 20, Steals 3
USA: 2PT: 62.5%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 82.8%, Rebounds: 44 (28/16), Assists: 16, Steals: 4   



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 1. USA
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Points Per Game
 Jose Juan BAREA
  PUR
  (183-PG-84)
  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
 Andray BLATCHE
  USA
  (211-F/C-86)
  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
  FIN
  (194-PG-88)
  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
  ESP
  (193-G-90)
  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
 Pau GASOL
  ESP
  (213-F/C-80)
  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 
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