The USA secured a victory over Italy, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup.
The United States has advanced to the quarterfinals of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup 2023.
The No. 2 FIBA-ranked USA cruised to a 100-63 quarterfinal victory over No. 10 Italy on Day 11 of the tournament in Pasay, Philippines, on Friday (May 5).
The Americans will meet the winner of the semifinal between Germany (No. 11) and Latvia (No. 29) on Saturday. The semifinals will be played on the 8th.
After dropping a 104-110 final-round game against Lithuania (No. 8) two days earlier, the Americans turned things around with a 37-point victory over Italy.
Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn) led the way with 24 points and Tyreese Halliburton (Indiana) added 18.
The United States attempted to win its third straight World Cup title at the previous edition in 2019, but fell to France in the quarterfinals and finished seventh.
This time around, the U.S. will attempt to regain supremacy after a nine-year hiatus since 2014, with National Basketball Association (NBA) Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr at the helm.
Serbia (No. 6) joined the quarterfinals with an 87-68 win over Lithuania.
Serbia was led by NBA player Bogdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta) with 21 points.
Serbia will play the winner of the Slovenia (No. 7)-Canada (No. 15) 카지노사이트킴 game for a spot in the final.