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Germany advanced to the final after defeating the USA

Germany advanced to the final after defeating the USA

A game in history. On Friday, September 8, Germany hosted one of the most exciting meetings in Manila FIBA World Cup 2023. The German basketball team’s drive and energy to defeat tournament favorites USA was evident. With a narrow lead, Germany achieved a FIBA ​​miracle – defeating the USA 113:111 and reaching the finals.

Andreas Obst He shared the captain’s lead with 24 points at the Mall of Asia Arena Dennis Schroeder For the team to win.

Germany were already up a few points and in position in the first few minutes Men’s Olympic Basketball Champion Finding fruit was a problem and Franz Wagner Stop.

Dennis Schroeder He was back to his best when he hit his fourth three-pointer with 4:30 left in the first quarter. Germany took a 25:15 lead and gained the confidence they needed to beat the favourites.

America did not give. Steve Kerr And Austin Reeves Scored from a distance and it was 29:29. Before the break, Germany gave it their all once again and took a narrow lead of 33:31.

Mikal Bridges Showcasing his skills in attack and defense, he gave the USA the lead for the first time in the game.

Germany didn’t let them down and took a 9-0 lead at the 52:48 mark.

By rebound and layup Daniel Thies Germany made sure to go into halftime with a narrow deficit (60:59).

Theis picked up where he left off after the break and scored back-to-back points. Schröder’s third hat-trick of the evening gave Germany an eight-point lead.

Obst extended the lead to 10 points and the board read 94:84.

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The USA didn’t seem to realize in the last five minutes that Germany would actually beat them. Reeves et al Anthony Edwards Back-to-back three points reduced the deficit to three points.

A three-pointer by Obst and a jump shot by Schroeder gave Germany a six-point lead with 40 seconds left. A huge success that no one expected. Germany has entered the finals of the FIBA ​​World Cup for the first time.

The USA will face Canada for third place on Sunday morning, September 10th. In the afternoon (2:40 pm German local time) Germany plays Serbia in the final.

One thing is for sure, this year the world championship title goes to Europe. Germany and Serbia had previously secured a quota place for Paris 2024 as the tournament’s most successful European teams.

Don’t miss the FIBA ​​Finals, Germany will make history again.