World Cup is coming…
The German national team showed they are a force to be reckoned with! 91:99 defeat against favorites USA in front of 8000 spectators in Abu Dhabi.
At times Germany lead by 16 points. But the American team, which has NBA stars, will have to do without big names like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant or LeBron James this year. 86:86 with five minutes to go.
Dennis Schroeder’s team braved it. After three goals by Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn Nets) with two minutes to go, the Americans took the lead.
Tamper – from which Germany never recovered.
The best German players are Franz Wagner (17 points), Dennis Schröder (16/10 assists). Anthony Edwards (34 points) of the Minnesota Timberwolves stood out for the United States.
“We played well for 26 minutes and kept the game open. Finally we have no legs. Now the main task is recovery,” said national coach Gordon Herbert.
The last time the two teams met in 2008, Germany lost by 49 points.
On Saturday, national coach Gordon Herbert’s team defeated the Greeks without their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo 84:71. In total, Germany have won four of their six warm-up games. USA has won every World Cup Test match.
The tournament will be held in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines from August 25 to September 10. Germany plays in a group with Japan, Australia and Finland.
For Germany, it’s off to Japan right after the game. First, the DBB entourage heads to Dubai. From there the stars fly to Osaka. After a three-hour layover, we head to Okinawa for the team quarterfinals.
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