FIBA WORLD CUP GAME DAY 4 REVIEW
- Luka Doncic ends up just shy of a triple-double and had his second straight 30-point game
- Cape Verde and South Sudan win their first ever FIBA World Cup games
- Team USA cruise to a blowout win with every player contributing
- New Zealand and Jordan needed overtime to separate the two teams
- Spain vs Brazil ended up as a statement game from the defending FIBA World Cup champions
Aug 28, 2023
The fourth day of competition at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 saw more 8 matchups across Groups B, C, F and G. It was a day that gave fans everything. There were history making wins, highlight reel dunks, overtime drama, shock upsets and star performance from some of the world’s best players. Get caught up from a thrilling day at the FIBA World Cup with Courtside 1891 Daily Round Up show or highlights from each and every matchup.
Pivotal matchups across the board at the FIBA World Cup with places in the second group already on the line
China vs South Sudan 69-89 Game Recap
China vs South Sudan ended as an unexpected blow out and puts China on the brink of elimination from the FIBA World Cup. China must now beat Puerto Rico in their final group game plus get some help to avoid a first-round exit. The standout performance from today’s game came from South Sudan’s Carlike Jones who took the game’s MVP honours. The win, their first ever at the FIBA World Cup, moves South Sudan’s record to 1-1 in Group B and one step close to moving into the Second Round.
Puerto Rico vs Serbia 77-94 Game Recap
Puerto Rico vs Serbia moved Serbia to the top of Group B with a convincing win over Puerto Rico. It also put them in a great position to move into the Second Round. The MVP from today’s game was Nikola Jovic who was Serbia’s joint top scorer, with an efficient 17 points in under 24 minutes of action.
New Zealand vs Jordan 95-87 Game Recap
New Zealand vs Jordan saw the Tall Blacks pressed to overtime but ultimately secured the win despite a heroic effort from Jordan’s Rondae Hollis Jefferson, in his #24 jersey. RHJ did his best Kobe impression with clutch shooting and a highlight reel dunk, but the game’s MVP honours went to Izayah Le’afa. New Zealand find themselves right in the mix in Group C with a 1-1 record and huge matchup with Greece on the horizon.
Greece vs USA 81-109 Game Recap
Greece vs USA resulted in one of the few blowouts of the day. It was a balanced attack from Team USA with everyone contributing to their 109 points. While Austin Reaves, Jalen Brunson, Anthony Edwards and Bobby Portis Jr all scored in double digits, it was Austin Reaves who took home today’s game MVP. With the win, it’s just about punched Team USA’s ticket into the Second Round.
Georgia vs Slovenia 88-67 Game Recap
Georgia vs Slovenia saw Luka Doncic put up 34 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists standout MVP performance to help Slovenia secure the win over Georgia. While the game was close into the 2nd Quarter, it ended comfortably for Slovenia who move to 2-0 and atop of Group F with one final group game to play. Next up for Slovenia is date with Cape Verde who are coming off a historic win.
Venezuela vs Cape Verde 75-81 Game Recap
Venezuela vs Cape Verde was a history maker as Cape Verde, the smallest nation to ever take part in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, won its first ever game! Down by 10 points in the 4th Quarter, it was a fiery comeback for the Blue Sharks. Edy Tavares was awarded the game’s MVP honours but more importantly, the win gave Cape Verde a real chance to move to the Second Round.
Cote d’Ivoire vs Iran 71-69 Game Recap
Cote d’Ivoire vs Iran went down to the wire, but it was Cote d’Ivoire who came out on top to claim their first win at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The Elephants moved to 1-1 in Group G and have given themselves a chance to move to the Second Round. The game’s MVP went to Nisre Zouzoua who scored a team-high 17 points including some clutch shots in the 4th Quarter.
Brazil vs Spain 78-96 Game Recap
Brazil vs Spain ended up as a statement win for the defending FIBA World Cup champions. The game was a fairly close affair until the 4th Quarter where Spain went on a 15-3 streak to get the job done and make it 2-0 in the group and secure passage to the next round. Juan Nunez put in the performance of the match with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to take the MVP.
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