The world’s most dominant men’s basketball team, the United States Men’s National Team, fell short of reaching the World Cup Finals.
The United States fell to European powerhouse Germany by two points, 111-113, in the semifinals of the Fédération Internationale de 카지노사이트킴 Basketball Association (FIBA) World Cup 2023 on Monday in Pasay, Philippines.
After suffering a heartbreaking quarterfinal exit at the 2018 tournament, it was the second consecutive time the Americans failed to reach the finals.
With the world’s top National Basketball Association (NBA) league, the United States is a five-time World Cup champion. They lost back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2014.
However, unlike the Olympics, they don’t field their best lineup at the World Cup.
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota) and Austin Reeves (Los Angeles Lakers) led the way with 23 and 21 points, respectively, but Germany pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Shooting guard Andreas Obst (Bayern Munich) scored a game-high 24 points for Germany. Although he plays in Europe instead of the NBA, he was a strong presence on the national team.
NBA players Franz Wagner (Orlando) added 22 points, Daniel Teixeira (Indiana) 21 points and Dennis Schroder (Toronto) 17 points.
The victory sets up Tuesday’s final between Germany and Serbia. Serbia defeated Canada 95-86 in the semifinals.
Serbia is in the final for the first time in nine years after finishing runner-up in 2014, while Germany is in the final for the first time.