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The 2023 FIBA World Cup saw day 5 end the group stage for half of the teams and despite there were not many close matches there was plenty of excitement. In the end, all of the top teams that were under pressure avoided disaster. We’ll tell you all about what happened below. First, here are all the results from day 5.
FIBA World Cup results today
Some of the main contenders for the medals were in action, including the high-flying Canadians and the perfect so far Germans. Here is how each match today ended:
Saturday Group Scores
Group E: Germany def. Finland 101-75
Group A: Dominican Republic def. Angola 75-67
Group D: Egypt def. Mexico 100-72
Group H: France def. Lebanon 85-79
Group E: Australia def. Japan 109-89
Group A: Italy def. Philippines 90-83
Group D: Lithuania def. Montenegro 91-71
Group H: Canada def. Latvia 101-75
FIBA World Cup standings
After only five days of action here are the standings for each group:
|1||Dominican Republic (Q)||3||3||0||6||249||230||19|
|4||Islamic Republic of Iran||2||0||2||2||128||171||-43|
FIBA World Cup results today – the most memorable displays
The action on day 5 saw a must-win clash between co-hosts Japan and one of the main medal favourites Australia take place. Both teams came into this match with a win and a defeat, so it was clear that the winner would progress at the expense of the other team. In the end, the Boomers triumphed 109-89 to go through. Australia started fast and led by 22 points at halftime. Japan tried to fight back with a strong 3rd quarter but the deficit was too much. Australia need to thank their World Cup debutant Josh Giddey for this win. The Thunder point guard finished the game with 26 points and 11 assists.
In the other match of the group Germany cruised to another easy win vs Finland and the Dirk Nowitzki crew are looking like a team on a mission right now with 3 big wins.
There were several direct clashes for the top spot in their groups between teams with 2 wins. Lithuania beat Montenegro 91-71 to claim the first place in Group D. The Montenegrins shot 16.1% (5 of 31) from distance in this match and this proved to be their undoing.
The other duel that decided the group winner saw Canada overpower Latvia 101-75. The Canadians trailed by 10 points at the end of the opening quarter but they rallied after that and won the next 3 quarters to triumph. Gilgeous-Alexander and RJ Barrett combined for 49 points and they led the way for the Canadians once again.
In other matches on day 5 the other co-hosts the Philippines lost their third consecutive match when beaten 83-90 by Italy. In the same group, the Dominican Republic won their third game in a row vs Angola to progress unbeaten and with lots of hope.
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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