From Canada, which was the last to advance to the next round, to the United States, the teams that will play in the semifinals have been decided.토토사이트

Germany defeated Latvia 81-79 in the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIBA ​​Men’s Basketball World Cup held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on the 6th (Korean time).

Franz Wagner, who was uncertain about his participation this day due to an ankle injury, returned to the court and led Germany by scoring 16 points. It was a valuable victory achieved despite the poor field goal success rate of Toronto Raptors’ Dennis Schröder, who was usually playing as an ace in Germany, at 15.4% (4/26).

Germany, which was ahead by 10 points until 2 minutes before the end of the game, allowed the Oklahoma City Thunder’s David Bertans to show strength in the last minute and allowed the lead to reach 2 points. However, Bertans’ shot with 2 seconds left in the game failed to clear the net, and Germany was able to secure the victory after much hardship.

The United States, which will face Germany, advanced to the semifinals first by defeating Italy on the 5th. The two teams faced each other in an evaluation match held ahead of the World Cup. At that time, Germany was ahead by 16 points in the second half against the United States, but lost due to Anthony Edwards’ explosive performance. Therefore, Germany had the opportunity to take revenge on the United States from even higher heights.

On the same day, Canada advanced to the semifinals with a 100-89, 11-point win over Slovenia.

Their match was heated. In particular, Slovenian ace Luka Doncic was sent off for accumulating technical fouls while protesting the referee’s decision with 6 minutes left in the game. At this time, Canada was leading by 15 points, and Slovenia had even lost the momentum to catch up.

Canadian ace Shai Gill Jus-Alexander scored 31 points despite a chaotic atmosphere in which his teammate Dylan Brooks was ejected before Don Cic for accusing his second technical foul. He was able to continue his journey toward tournament MVP by adding 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

The tight momentum between the two teams began to show cracks in the early third quarter as Canada raced to a 19-5 score. In particular, RJ Barrett showed good performance on both offense and defense, including scoring 13 points in the quarter alone. He recorded 24 points and 9 rebounds in his final performance and added a +18 court margin, which was higher than anyone else playing on the field that day.

On this day, Canada overturned existing expectations and took a 38-30 lead in the rebound battle, and recorded a 2-point field goal success rate of 64.5% (20/31), a whopping 24.5% higher than Slovenia. However, 3-point shooting, which was considered a strength, recorded 36.7% (11/30), which is lower than Slovenia’s 48.4% (15/31). Canada, which has overcome its weaknesses, will play Serbia in the semifinals on the 10th.

Meanwhile, as a result of this day’s game, Germany and Serbia qualified to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics as European representatives. Latvia and Slovenia can advance to Paris through a qualifying tournament next summer. Before them, the United States and Canada had previously confirmed their qualification to participate in the Olympics as representatives of the Americas.

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