The United States team has confirmed the worst basketball World Cup in its history after succumbing this Thursday against Serbia (94-89) in the first of the two duels that must be played to decide the fifth to eighth positions in China .
To date, sixth place in the Indianapolis'02 World Cup was the worst result to date by the US team. After fitting his second defeat in this World Cup, he will fight for seventh place as the best possible final. He has already touched the tragedy against Turkey and has now chained two defeats against France and Serbia .
The hard elimination against the Gauls in the quarterfinals took its toll on the current world champion, who went very disconnected to the match and fit a blushing 32-7 partial in the first quarter. With four triples led the charge Bogdan Bogdanovic , who ended up recreating to the defensive relaxation of his rival and ended the match with 28 points.
With Harrison Barnes (22) and Kemba Walker (18) as the most prominent men, Gregg Popovich's pupils took pride in the second quarter to return a partial similar to his rival (12-33) and leave the game almost equal to the rest ( 44-40). However, throughout the second part they never got ahead on the scoreboard.
Always with Bogdanovic at the head of the operations, Serbia gave a stretch the last quarter and left the game sentenced in the absence of two minutes (91-81). In this way, the Balkans will play on Saturday at 2:00 pm against the winner of Poland-Czech Republic for fifth place. Before, at 10.00, the United States will close its particular 'via crucis' before the loser of said meeting.
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