Slovenia vs Australia FIBA World Cup Game Preview, Prediction & Live Stream

31 Aug 2023


Latest information on how to watch the FIBA World Cup game live and on-demand and what to expect from this game day 8 match-up.

  • Tip-off at 12.10 GMT on Friday September 1
  • Group K FIBA World Cup game from Okinawa, Japan
  • Slovenia beat Cape Verde 92 - 77 on Wednesday to sweep Group F and start this new phase with a 3 - 0 record.
  • Australia beat Japan 109-89 on Tuesday, finishing Group E in 2nd position behind Germany with a 2-1 record. 

A battle for a spot in the FIBA World Cup quarter finals between Slovenia and Australia

Group K of the FIBA World Cup will begin play on Friday, Sep. 1, with Germany playing Georgia followed by Slovenia vs Australia. The top two teams from each of these groups in round 2, will advance to the Quarter Finals. Each team will have two games, against the two teams they did not face in the first round of group phase. All of the previous results will count in this phase too. 

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Slovenia led only by 3 after the first quarter, and gradually pulled away as the game vs. Cape Verde progressed. One of the key factors for Slovenia was forcing 19 turnovers which allowed them to run more on the fastbreaks. The 3rd quarter, which they won 24 - 17, proved to be key on the way to a 15 point win. Klemen Prepelic, game MVP, finished with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists while Luka Doncic finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 9 rebounds. 

Australia needed to beat Japan to secure a spot in the FIBA World Cup 2nd round and didn’t leave much to doubt running away to a 22-point halftime lead. The Aussies dished out 31 assists while only turning the ball over 7 times on its way to a 20-point win. Josh Giddey, the up-and-coming NBA star, was the game MVP nearing a triple double with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Xavier Cooks had an efficient game with 24 points and 16 rebounds, mostly in the paint area, holding the ball on average for only 1.25 seconds per touch.

Xavier Cooks touch heatmap vs Japan

Slovenia v Australia – FIBA World Cup Live Stream

This FIBA World Cup Group K match-up from Okinawa will be available to stream live* worldwide on Courtside 1891 on September 1 from 12.10 GMT.

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