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Luka Doncic and Slovenia are headed to Manila for the Fiba World Cup quarterfinals. -FIBA PHOTO

Luka Doncic and Slovenia are headed to the Fiba World Cup quarterfinals. So are Crew USA, Germany and Lithuania.

Out of the combination: Olympic bronze medalist Australia.

Half of the World Cup quarterfinal discipline is now set, after these 4 nations gained their opening second-round video games Friday to safe spots within the knockout spherical. And the opposite half of the quarterfinal discipline will likely be determined Sunday, after 4 winner-take-all video games.

Crew USA rallied to carry off Montenegro 85-73 in Group J, and Lithuania topped Greece 92-67 within the late recreation in that group. The People and Lithuania are each 4-0 now; Greece and Montenegro fell to 2-2 and can’t catch the leaders with one recreation remaining for these groups in Spherical 2.

The highest two groups in every of 4, four-team, second-round teams make the quarterfinals.

Slovenia topped Australia 91-80 and Germany ran previous Georgia 100-73 in Group Okay second-round video games Friday. These outcomes ensured that Slovenia and Germany will end first and second in that group, in some order, and each are off to the quarterfinals.

In the meantime, chaos reigns within the different two teams.

In Group I, Puerto Rico and Italy gained, Serbia and the Dominican Republic misplaced. In Group L, Brazil and Latvia gained, defending champion Spain and Canada misplaced. In each teams, each group is 3-1 — and meaning all eight of these groups are going through win-or-go-home video games Sunday.

GROUP I — PUERTO RICO 102, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 97

In Manila, Tremont Waters had 37 factors, 11 assists and 7 rebounds, and Puerto Rico stored its World Cup hopes alive by successful a wild one over the Dominican Republic.

George Conditt scored 18 for Puerto Rico, which led by 16 factors, then bought down by 11, then got here again to win anyway.

Karl-Anthony Cities had 39 factors and 10 rebounds for the Dominican Republic. Andres Feliz had 22 factors on 7-for-8 taking pictures.

GROUP I — ITALY 78, SERBIA 76

In Manila, Simone Fontecchio scored 30 factors and added seven rebounds, and Marco Spissu had 14 factors for Italy (3-1) to place itself within the thick of the race for the quarterfinals.

Italy hit 11 of 21 of its 3-pointers, which proved to be the distinction towards a poor-shooting Serbia.

The loss was the primary within the event for Serbia (3-1). Bogdanovic led the losers with 18 factors, however hit only one of 13 3-point makes an attempt. As a group, Serbia made 7 of 31 from 3-point vary. Ognjen Dobric added 15 factors for Serbia.

On Sunday, Italy faces Puerto Rico and Serbia has the Dominican Republic. It’s actual easy: The winners go to the quarterfinals and the losers are out of the World Cup.

GROUP Okay — SLOVENIA 91, AUSTRALIA 80

In Okinawa, Luka Doncic scored 19 factors, Mike Tobey added 18 factors and 12 rebounds and Slovenia superior. It was a rematch of the bronze-medal recreation within the Tokyo Olympics, gained by Australia.

Klemen Prepelic had 11 factors and Gregor Hrovat added 10 for Slovenia (4-0), which by no means trailed.

Josh Giddey had 25 factors for Australia (2-2), and Patty Mills scored 17. Dante Exum added 13.

GROUP Okay — GERMANY 100, GEORGIA 73

In Okinawa, Maodo Lo scored 18 factors, with 16 from Dennis Schroder and Moritz Wagner including 14, and Germany (4-0) had balanced scoring with six gamers in double figures.

In a recreation loaded with NBA expertise, San Antonio’s Sandro Mamukelashvili led Georgia (2-2) with 19 factors and Goga Bitadze chipped in 15. Tornike Shengelia added 12.

Georgia led for a lot of the primary half, however Germany took management within the final minute and led 22-16 after 10 minutes. Germany held the lead 43-41 on the half and pulled away for good within the third quarter.

On Sunday, Germany performs Slovenia and Georgia goes towards Australia.

GROUP J — UNITED STATES 85, MONTENEGRO 73

Crew USA guard Anthony Edwards (10) shoots in entrance of Montenegro middle Nikola Vucevic (4) through the second half of a Basketball World Cup second spherical match in Manila, Philippines Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. (AP Photograph/Michael Conroy)

In Manila, Anthony Edwards scored 17 factors, Austin Reaves had 12, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 11 and the People overcame a halftime deficit to beat Montenegro within the second-round opener for each groups. Crew USA wound up attending to the quarterfinals, nevertheless it was not straightforward.

Nikola Vucevic had 18 factors and 16 rebounds for Montenegro, which led 39-38 on the half. Kendrick Perry scored 14 for Montenegro (2-2).

America faces Lithuania on Sunday and Montenegro performs Greece.

GROUP J — LITHUANIA 92, GREECE 67

In Manila, Rokas Jokubaitis scored 19 factors, Ignas Brazdeikis added 18 and Lithuania (4-0) outscored Greece 53-24 within the second half.

Jonas Valanciunas and Elmantas Bendzius every had 15 for the winners.

Thomas Walkup completed with 21 factors, eight rebounds and 7 assists for Greece (2-2). Giannoulis Larentzakis scored 17 for Greece.

GROUP L — BRAZIL 69, CANADA 65

In Jakarta, Bruno Caboclo had 19 factors and 13 rebounds and Brazil outscored beforehand unbeaten Canada 24-13 within the remaining quarter.

Gui Santos added 10 for Brazil, which held Canada to 33% taking pictures.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 and Lu Dort added 17 for Canada.

GROUP L — LATVIA 74, SPAIN 69

In Jakarta, Davis Bertans scored 16 and Rodions Kurucs added 13 and Latvia (3-1) handed defending champion Spain (3-1) its first lack of the World Cup. Spain — which had gained 11 consecutive World Cup video games — crumbled within the remaining quarter and was outscored 27-11.

Bertans’ 3-pointer with just below 3 minutes left put Latvia up for good.

Willy Hernangomez led Spain with 14 factors and Dario Brizuela and Usman Garuba every had 11.

Spain faces Canada on Sunday and Lativa performs Brazil. The winners go to the quarterfinals; the losers are carried out.



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