Team USA leaves China with a win, closing out Poland 87-74 to finish seventh place — their worst finish ever in World Cup history. Five players on Team USA finished in double digits with Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell leading with 16 points and dishing out 10 assists. Poland got within seven at one point in the third quarter but Harrison Barnes hit a couple jumpers to take the lead back to double digits and USA had a comfortable lead to finish the game.
Bogdan Bogdanovic had the hot hand for Serbia finishing with 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to finish fifth place after beating Czech Republic 90-81. This was Bogdanovic’s fourth game in the tournament with five or more 3-pointers, and he’s the leading scorer with 183 total points. Serbia trailed most of the game with the offense finally coming together in the third quarter. Nikola Jokic was productive on both ends of the court finishing with seven points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.
Argentina will face Spain in the finals on Sunday, and Australia and France will go head to head for the bronze medal.
USA 87, Poland 74
Serbia 90, Czech Republic 81
Below we take a look at how other NBA players fared:
Jaylen Brown (USA): 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists.
Marcus Smart (USA): Did not play- Injury.
Jayson Tatum (USA: Did not play- Ankle injury.
Kemba Walker (USA): Did not play- Coach’s decision.
Joe Harris (USA): 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist.
Tomas Satoransky (Czech Republic): 13 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists.
Boban Marjanovic (Serbia): 3 points, 1 rebound.
Nikola Jokic (Serbia): 7 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists.
Myles Turner (USA): 7 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks.
Brook Lopez (USA): 3 points, 1 rebounds.
Khris Middleton (USA): 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assist.
Harrison Barnes (USA): 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists.
Nemanja Bjelica (Serbia): 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia): 31 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 3 assists.
San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White (USA): 12 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists.
Donovan Mitchell (USA): 16 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists.
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