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EIGHTEENTH FIBA WORLD CUP -- 2019

  • Date:
    Oct 10, 2019

China • August 31-September 15, 2019


The USA’s attempt to capture a historic third-straight FIBA World Cup title came up short as the USA squad was upended in the quarterfinals and finished 6-2 and in seventh place. Held in eight cities across China, the 2019 FIBA World Cup for Men was expanded to include 32 nations that qualified through a new FIBA qualifying process.


2019 USA RESULTS (6-2)
USA 88   Czech Republic 67
USA 93   Turkey (OT) 92
USA 98   Japan 45
USA 69   Greece 53
USA 89   Brazil 73
France 89   USA 79
Serbia 94   USA 89
USA 87   Poland 74




2019 WORLD CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. Spain (8-0)
17. Nigeria (3-2)
2. Argentina (7-1)
18. Germany (3-2)
3. France (6-2)
19. New Zealand (3-2)
4. Australia (6-2)
20. Tunisia 3-2)
5. Serbia (6-2)
21. Canada (2-3)
6. Czech Rep.l (4-4)
22. Turkey (2-3)
7. USA (6-2)
23. Iran (2-3)
8. Poland (4-4)
24. China (2-3)
9. Lithuania (3-2) 25. Montenegro (1-4)
10. Italy (3-2) 26. South Korea (1-4)
11. Greece (3-2) 27. Angola (1-4)
12. Russia (3-2) 28. Jordan (1-4)
13. Brazil (3-2) 29. Ivory Coast (0-5)
14. Venezuela (2-3) 30. Senegal (0-5)
15. Puerto Rico (2-3) 31. Japan (0-5)
16. Dominican Rep. (2-3) 32. Philippines  (0-5)

Looking to a balanced scoring attack and a strong defensive effort, the USA opened World Cup play with a convincing 88-67 win over Czech Republic. Donovan Mitchell led the offensive showing with 16 points.

Jayson Tatum made two of three free throws with :01 left in regulation to force overtime and Khris Middleton made two free throws with 2.1 seconds left in overtime to propel the USA to a 93-92 victory against Turkey. Turkey missed four free throws in the final 9.0 seconds of OT to set the stage for the USA’s remarkable victory.

 Behind Jaylen Brown's 20 points, the U.S. capped its preliminary round play with a 98-45 pounding of Japan. 

Advancing to second round action with a 3-0 record and Group E’s No. 1 seed, the U.S. defense starred in a 69-53 win against Greece. The USA held Greece to 31.8 percent shooting and 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited to just 15 points. Kemba Walker had 15 points and six assists for the U.S.

Again relying on a staunch defensive effort, the USA stifled Brazil 89-73 to improve to 5-0. Walker recorded 16 points and five assists, while Myles Turner had 16 points and eight rebounds for the U.S. Most importantly, the win earned the U.S. one of the Americas zone's two qualifying berths for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. 

Despite a stellar 29 point effort from Mitchell, the USA was knocked out of medal contention with an 89-79 quarterfinals setback to France. The USA led 74-67 with 7:39 remaining in the game, but was outscored 22-5 the rest of the way. 

Less than 24 hours after the France loss, the red, white and blue were back on the court facing Serbia. Falling behind by 25 points in the first quarter (32-7), the USA rallied and trailed by three, 71-68, at the end of the third. The U.S. stayed close in the fourth quarter but was unable to gain the win. Harrison Barnes led the U.S. with 22 points, Walker added 18 points and eight assists, Middleton scored 16 points.

In its final 2019 FIBA World Cup game, the USA had five players score in double-figures in an 87-74 win over Poland. Mitchell was the USA top scorer with 16 points, including 4-of-4 from 3-point, and a USA World Cup record-tying 10 assists. Joe Harris finished with 14 points; Middleton added 13 points and six assists; Derrick White contributed 12 points and seven assists; and Barnes tallied 10 points. 

   

2019 USA MEN'S WORLD CUP ROSTER

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE AFFILIATION (SCHOOL)
Harrison Barnes F 6-8 225 27 Sacramento Kings (North Carolina)
Jaylen Brown F 6-7 220 22 Boston Celtics (California)
Joe Harris G 6-6 218 27 Brooklyn Nets (Virginia)
Brook Lopez C 7-0 270 31 Milwaukee Bucks (Stanford)
Khris Middleton F 6-8 222 27 Milwaukee Bucks (Texas A&M)
Donovan Mitchell G 6-3 215 22 Utah Jazz (Louisville)
Mason Plumlee C 6-11 235 29 Denver Neggets (Duke)
Marcus Smart G 6-4 220 25 Boston Celtics (Oklahoma State)
Jayson Tatum F 6-8 208 21 Boston Celtics (Duke)
Myles Turner C 6-11 255 23 Indiana Pacers (Texas)
Kemba Walker G 6-1 184 29 Boston Celtics (Connecticut)
Derrick White G 6-4 190 25 San Antonio Spurs (Colorado)
HEAD COACH:  Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
ASSISTANT COACH:  Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors
ASSISTANT COACH:  Lloyd Pierce, Atlanta Hawks
ASSISTANT COACH:  Jay Wright, Villanova University
TEAM PHYSICIAN:  Answorth Allen, Hospital for Special Surgery/Brooklyn Nets
TEAM PHYSICIAN:  Lisa Callahan, Hospital for Special Surgery/Brooklyn Nets
TEAM PHYSICIAN:  Riley Williams, Hospital for Special Surgery/Brooklyn Nets
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Jason Biles, Houston Rockets
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Dionne Calhoun, Dallas Mavericks
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Will Sevening, San Antonio Spurs
USA NATIONAL TEAM MANAGING DIRECTOR: Jerry Colangelo
DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING: Jeff Van Gundy

2019 USA MEN'S WORLD CUP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G/S FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB PTS AS BK ST
Walker 7/7 36- 74 .486 15- 39 .385 14- 20 .700 21/ 3.0 101/ 14.4 38 2 6
Mitchell 8/8 41- 88 .466 17- 42 .405 6- 8 .750 34/ 4.3 105/ 13.1 40 3 9
Barnes 8/8 30- 63 .476 9- 27 .333 24- 27 .889 37/ 4.6 93/ 11.6 12 1 10
Tatum 2/2 7- 22 .318 2- 8 .250 5- 6 .833 15/ 7.5 21/ 10.5 5 3 2
Middleton 8/0 28- 64 .438 10- 28 .357 13- 14 .929 39/ 4.9 79/ 9.9 19 0 5
Harris 8/6 23- 45 .511 13- 26 .500 5- 6 .833 31/ 3.9 64/ 8.0 10 0 4
Brown 8/0 26- 57 .456 6- 17 .353 5 11 .455 33/ 4.1 63/ 7.9 11 2 5
Turner 8/8 25- 53 .472 3- 10 .300 8- 13 .615 54/ 6.8 61/ 7.6 0 14 5
Smart 5/0 10- 21 .476 3- 10 .300 9- 15 .600 7/ 1.4 32/ 6.4 6 1 4
White 8/1 19- 41 .463 2- 12 .167 7- 9 .778 10/ 1.3 47/ 5.9 20 0 10
Lopez 7/0 6- 27 .222 3- 19 .158 3- 5 .600 13/ 1.9 18/ 2.6 2 5 0
Plumlee 6/0 3- 9 .333 0- 0 .--- 2- 3 .667 16/ 2.7 8/ 1.3 2 1 0
USA
8 254-564 .450 83-238 .349 101-137 .737 343/42.9 696/86.5 165 32 60
OPP.
8 218-534 .408 63-190 .332 88-126 .698 305/38.1 587/73.4 120 16 48

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