FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup 2023 results today – daily summary for 01/09/2023

The 2023 FIBA World Cup saw day 8 confirm the first 4 quarter-finalists. It also established that one of the two hottest teams from the group stage Canada, or defending champions Spain, won’t be progressing through to the quarterfinals. We’ll tell you all about what happened below. First, here are all the results from day 8.

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FIBA World Cup results today

With all the main favourites in action on the same day there was bound to be some drama and that was what happened to some. Quarterfinal berths were booked, hopes were ended, and others resurrected. Here is how each match today ended:

Friday Group Scores

Italy def. Serbia 78-76

Germany def. Georgia 100-73

USA def. Montenegro 85-73

Latvia def. Spain 74-69

Puerto Rico def. Dominican Republic 102-97

Slovenia def. Australia 91-80

Lithuania def. Greece 92-67

Brazil def. Canada 69-65

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FIBA World Cup standings

Here are the standings for each group with only one match left for each team before the knockouts begin:

FIBA World Cup 2023 second phase – Group I points table
2Dominican Republic 4 3 1 7 346 332 14
3Italy 4 3 1 7 33131318
4Puerto Rico 4 3 1 7 387 376 11
FIBA World Cup 2023 second phase – Group J points table
1Team USA
4 4 0 8 403 288115
2Lithuania 4 4 0 8 372271101
3Montenegro4 2 2 6 324321 3
4Greece 4 2 2 6 323346 -23
FIBA World Cup 2023 second phase – Group K points table
Position Team Played Won Lost PointsPF PA PD
1Germany 4 4 0 8 367 293 74
2Slovenia 44 0 8 371 309 62
3Australia 4 2 2 6 369 337 32
4Georgia4 2 2 6 295 307 -12
FIBA World Cup 2023 second phase – Group L points table
Position Team Played Won Lost Points PFPA PD
1Canada 4 3 1 7 389 282 107
2Spain 4 3 1 7 344 281 63
3Brazil 4 3 1 7 336 297 39
4Latvia 4 3 1 7 346 32620

FIBA World Cup results today – the most memorable displays

The action on day 8 saw the top 16 teams from the group phase take to the court in decisive battles for the right to play in the quarterfinals.

The day started with a titanic clash between two old foes from Europe. Staring at elimination the Italians rallied and found a way to steal a lucky 78-76 win over Serbia in a mighty tussle that got ugly at times. The Italians trailed after 3 quarters but won the final period 19-14 to triumph. Fontecchio was the star of the show with his 30 points and 7 rebounds.

Then Germany and Team USA took to the court to book their places in the quarterfinals. The Germans once again looked mightily impressive in their 100-73 win vs Georgia and they are a team on a mission right now.

The USA had some issues when they took on Montenegro. The Americans eventually prevailed 85-73 but they trailed at halftime and were destroyed on the glass with Montenegro grabbing 49 rebounds to 31 for the USA. The regular starters began to play more minutes from this match though, so the rotations shortened.

The shocks kept coming all day and the highly-ambitious Australians lost their hopes to reach the quarterfinals when Luka Doncic’s Slovenia beat them 91-80. It was the Slovenian centre Mike Tobey that crushed the Boomers. Tobey finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Slovenia secured their spot in the last 8 with this win.

Defending champions Spain and the most impressive team from the group stage Canada failed to do so though. They both lost their matches against Latvia and Brazil, which means that now when Spain take on Canada in the last group rounds only the winner will be playing in the quarterfinals.

In other results Puerto Rico caused an upset to stay in contention while Lithuania recorded another big win to eliminate Greece and become the 4th team to be confirmed as quarter-finalists.

Will there be more records broken and more blowout wins on day 2? Well, we’ll have to watch and see.

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