FIBA World Cup

FIBA World Cup 2023 results today – daily summary for 26/08/2023

The 2023 FIBA World Cup has officially started and on day 2 the big favourites Team USA took to the court for the first time. So did defending champions Spain and Slovenia’s Luka Doncic. We’ll tell you all about what happened below. First, here are all the results from day 2 with the blowout wins dominating, but also the tournament having its first game that went to overtime.

FIBA World Cup results today

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Some of the main contenders for the medals were in action, including the big favourites to win it all Team USA. Here is how each match today ended:

Saturday Group Scores

Group B: Puerto Rico def. South Sudan 101-96 (after OT)

Group F: Georgia def. Cape Verde 85-60

Group C: Greece def. Jordan 92-71

Group G: Brazil def. Iran 100-59

Group F: Slovenia def. Venezuela 100-85

Group B: Serbia def. China 105-63

Group C: USA def. New Zealand 99-72

Group G: Spain def. Ivory Coast 94-64

FIBA World Cup standings

After only two days of action here are the standings for each group:

FIBA World Cup 2023 Group A points table
2Dominican Republic110287816
FIBA World Cup 2023 Group B points table
2Puerto Rico1102101965
3South Sudan101196101-5
FIBA World Cup 2023 Group C points table
1United States1102997227
4New Zealand00117299-27
FIBA World Cup 2023 Group D points table
FIBA World Cup 2023 Group E points table
FIBA World Cup 2023 Group F points table
4Cape Verde10116085-25
FIBA World Cup 2023 Group G points table
3Cote d’Ivoire10116494-30
4Islamic Republic of Iran101159100-41
FIBA World Cup 2023 Group H points table

FIBA World Cup results today – the most memorable displays

The day Team USA began their quest towards lifting the title saw them make a very shaky start against the modest Tall Blacks. New Zealand, without a single NBA player on their roster, led by 10 points early and also took the lead 4 minutes into the 2nd quarter. However, a rallying call and some important baskets from World Cup debutants Edwards and Reaves saw the Americans enjoy a 46-35 lead at the half. Things got easy in the second half when the star of the show was Magic’s Paolo Banchero. He came off the bench to lead all scorers with 21 points in just 19 minutes. The Tall Blacks had no answer for the Americans in the second half.

The most exciting match of day 2 was the clash between Puerto Rico and World Cup debutants South Sudan. Sudan’s point guard Carlik Jones exploded in this match with 38 points and 11 assists but even this turned out to be not enough for a shocking win. In the end, Puerto Rico’s depth in strength prevailed and having 6 players in double digits helped Puerto Rico to win 101-96 after dominating the overtime. since the regular minutes ended in an 81-81 tie.

Serbia humiliated China in a 42-point blowout that the NBA star Kyle Anderson would want to forget as he had a disastrous debut for China. Cruising from start to finish the Serbs never really got tested much in this match.

Slovenia also started their World Cup push with a win but it wasn’t that easy. The Slovenians beat Venezuela 100-85 but they needed their superstar Luka Doncic to score 37 points and play long minutes before securing the win.

Defending champions Spain beat Ivory Coast by a 40-point margin without breaking much sweat. Greece also cruised to an easy win despite playing in this tournament with their big star Giannis Antetokunmpo.

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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