Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico FIBA World Cup Game Preview and Live Stream
- → Tip-off at 12.00 GMT on Friday September 1
- → Group I FIBA World Cup game from Manila, Philippines
- → Two Central-America neighbours will be looking to start Round 2 of group play on a positive note, in this promising match up.
- → Dominican Republic beat Angola 75-67 on Tuesday to sweep Group A and start Group I with a 3 - 0 record.
- → Puerto Rico beat Cote D’Ivoire 89-77 on Wednesday, finishing Group B at the 2nd position behind Serbia with a 2-1 record.
A big match up on the way to the FIBA World Cup Quarter Finals
Group I of the FIBA World Cup will begin play on Friday, Sep. 1, with Serbia playing Italy followed by Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico. The top two teams from each of the Round 2 groups, will advance to the Quarter Finals. Each team will have two games, against teams they did not face in the first round. All previous results count in this phase too.
Dominican Republic had a back & forth game with Angola, overcoming early foul trouble by its NBA star, Karl Anthony-Towns who only played 15 minutes. Both teams did not shoot particularly well, but the Dominicans went to the line more (26 out of 33 attempts compared to 15 of 28 by Angola) and made 5 three-pointers, while Angola only made 2. The Dominicans ended up winning by 12 points. Andres Feliz was the game MVP with 17 points and 6 rebounds, having the ball in his hands, on average, for less than 2.7 seconds per possession.
Puerto Rico controlled the game against China for 3 of the 4 quarters. A great shooting night from beyond the arc with 16 of 34 (47%), helped them secure an 18-point win. Tremont Waters was the game MVP finishing with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists while Ismael Romero had 18 points with 10 rebounds.
Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico – FIBA World Cup Live Stream
This FIBA World Cup Group I match-up from Manila will be available to stream live* worldwide on Courtside 1891 on September 1 from 12.00 GMT.
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