FIBA W/Cup: USA triumphs, Spain, Serbia, Australia stunned

Mazino Dickson

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Team USA are eyeing the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIBA World Cup after stopping hard-fighting Montenegro 85-73.

Anthony Edwards, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves had 2 points with a fadeaway jump shot made.

Tyrese Haliburton also led the American charge with 10 points, 2 rebounds  and 6 assists as the basketball super powers.

Despite the efforts of Nikola Vucevic, Montenegro came up short against an NBA-powered American side.

The USA will wrap up their second round matches with a crunch duel against three-points-loving Lithuania – who trashed Greece 92-67.

Germany have continued their relentless advance as they made short work of a bemused Georgia 100-73.

The Europeans have been in a very “unimpressed mood” as they have been smacking their opponents off the courts with eye-catching scores.

Team leader Moritz Wagner scored 18 points and should be ready with his team mates to unleash another German blitzkrieg when they a dangerous Slovenia on Sunday.

Shockers 

But there were other  big shocks as former World Champions and favourites to challenge for the ultimate prize were all shoved aside in bewildering fashion.

First off, Champions Spain were unceremoniously dumped  74-69 by Lativa in one of the biggest shockers in FIBA World Cup history.

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Rodions Kurucs was all over the court for Latvia as the former Soviet nation punched above their weight.

He thwarted all moves by the more fancied Spain; who must defeat Canada in a ride-or-die clash on Sunday.

Former champions and powerhouse Serbia surrendered to Italy 78-76 in a very bruising encounter.

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Australia slumped to a 91-80 debacle against Slovenia.

The grand final comes up on September 10.