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Quarterfinals For FIBA World Cup Set To Begin On Tuesday

Basketball- FIBA World Cup- Second Round- Group K- United States v Brazil 'We ... see what's going on': 26 thoughts on Team USA's win over Brazil and looking ahead to France
Cary Erickson | 10 September, 2019, 21:22

Greece started the game with big motivation and managed to win the first period, 12-28. The new Boston Celtics star has shot a sparkling 50% from the floor despite being often the smallest player on the court at 6-foot-1, along with a 41.2% clip from long-range - an area the US has struggled with through the course of the tournament.

Basketball commentator and ex-NBA star Andrew Gaze was left momentarily speechless by a braless Brazilian fan in the crowd at the FIBA World Cup in China, before the Aussie regained his senses with the flawless response. In general, it also allows the U.S.to switch more screens and avoid even having to rotate. But the numbers are strong on both ends of the floor, and they don't include any minutes against Japan.

Argentina notably defeated the United States in the semifinals of the 2004 Athens Olympics, when a backcourt duo of Pepe Sanchez and Manu Ginobili knifed through the US defense and rendered them merely capable of snatching bronze.

"We're thrilled that we qualified for the Olympics", U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said.

"I think guys are excited for it", Harrison Barnes said of the knockout round. "But if it's my feeling - I feel like the first feeling he's feeling is that he's proud of his team".

U.S.: The U.S. pushed its winning streak in major global tournaments - Olympics, World Cup and FIBA Americas - with National Basketball Association players to 58 straight games.

Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier nailed a game-high 31 points for France and Nando De Colo added 26 but the French will rue spilling a 70-61 lead in the third quarter when they appeared to be in the driving seat.

U.S.: Face France in quarterfinals Wednesday at Dongguan, China.

The United States is not only playing for a place in the quarterfinals on Monday.

The Americans beat Brazil 89-74 in their final group game on Monday, securing top spot in Group K and booking a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the process.

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They joined Australia, who earlier booked their berth by advancing into the second group stage as Oceania's best-placed team with New Zealand dropping into the 17-32nd place playoffs. His contributions in the defensive side of his team's game are going to take precedence over everything else and be of paramount importance as Brazil go scouring for a gameplan to curtail USA's attacking sojourns midway.

Brazil will go onto lose this one and with be shunted out of the running in to make it to the quarter-finals.

The one scenario where both Brazil and the US make it to the quarterfinals is the last one below.

The quarterfinals now are set, and the Americans' path to a World Cup crown is tricky, to say the least. They'll first have to beat France on Wednesday, however.

The Czechs will encounter Australia in the quarterfinals, who squeezed out France 100-98 to top Group L and sent its opponent to the duel with Team USA. Argentina shot 54 percent overall, compared to 42 percent for Serbia.

There were also classification matches held in Groups O and P.

Back to the last day of the second round.

Earlier in the same group, Czech Republic lost to Greece 84-77, but a later US win over Brazil gifted the Czechs a place in the final eight.

Australia vs Czech Republic, 9 a.m. Rigoberto Mendoza led the Dominicans with 14 points.