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Team USA and Serbia sweep; advance to semifinals

The United States and Serbia advanced to the semifinals of the Basketball World Cup, leaving no choice for Italy (100-63) and Lithuania (87-68), and they will face the winners of today’s duels, Germany-Latvia and Slovenia-Canada.

Beaten on Sunday by Lithuania (110-104) for the first time in the competition, the Team USA He left no room for doubt.

Faced with an Italy that did not find answers, USA They had a feast, making the difference from the first moment (24-14 after the first quarter, 46-24 at halftime).

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They built their victory with physical pressure in defense that left the Italian group without oxygen, forced to take many forced shots.

The second half was a martyrdom for Italy, fun for the NBA boys, who left some plays for the summaries of the tournament, like a dunk from Austin Reaves, the most beloved player in Manila, or the assists from Tyrese Haliburton.

For its part, Serbia authoritatively sealed its first international semifinal since 2017 – silver in the Eurobasket – against Lithuania.

Filip Petrusev, future interior of Philadelphia, finished with 100% in triples (3-3 for 17 points), while Bogdan Bogdanovic, a player from Atlanta, reached 21, with an excellent 9-13 shooting.

With information from AFP.

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