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FIBA World Cup: Team USA Earns a Top Place in the Quarterfinals

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The U.S. basketball team in China has accomplished its first mission; they have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Now the team waits for the quarterfinals to achieve their other task. If they win this FIBA World Cup, the American will become the first nation ever to win three consecutive World Cups.

Team U.S. beat Brazil 89-73 on Monday to qualify for Olympics. Myles Turner and Kemba Walker each scored 16 points. The U.S. earned a top place in the quarterfinals after beating Brazil in the second-round game of the tournament. On Wednesday, the U.S will play against France.

The U.S. victory was also a victory to the Czech Republic and Argentina. Czechs qualified despite losing to Greece on Monday; they qualified as the last team in the round of eight via a three-team point’s differential tiebreaker over Greece and Brazil. They all went 3-2 in group play.

Czechs lost 84-77 to Greece in Shenzhen, and that meant the U.S. had assured a spot in the quarters. France lost 100-77 to Australia on Monday and now awaits the U.S.A. for the quarterfinals.

Source Link: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/olympic-bound-us-tops-brazil-89-73-gains-world-cup-quarters/ar-AAH1UPE

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