FIBA Men’s World Cup – After overtime, Canada took the bronze medal
The Americans, who were being touted as favorites before the tournament – and who finished only seventh in 2019 with their worst World Cup performance to date – started with poor defense and conceded 34 points in the first quarter. In the sequel, he is a nine-time NBA champion as a player and coach Steve Kerr Squad Austin Reeves He turned it around, but during the long break, the 21 points had gone up even then Dillon Brooks With his basket, Canada took the lead again, 58-56.
The second half of the bronze medal game, which many expected to be a final, wasn’t about hard defensive work either, as baskets tumbled in turns. Six minutes before the end, with a 12-0 lead, the Americans took the lead again, 54-52 (96-94). With four seconds left, the Canadiens had a seven-man lead in the NBA, 111-107. Michael Bridges He deliberately missed the second penalty kick, went for his own ball and equalized with a bravura hat-trick in the last second. Overtime again gave only No. 21 Canada the upper hand in the previous tournament, which won its first World Cup medal.
On the winning team Brooks 39, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander He finished with 31 points while on the other side Anthony Edwards Reeves scored 24 points and 23 points.
- Canada-USA 127-118 (34-25, 24-31, 33-26, 20-29, 16-7) – after overtime
- Serbia-Germany 14.40