FIBA World Cup Roundup: Dominican Republic rallies previous Italy

Karl-Anthony Towns and the Dominican Republic stayed excellent on the Basketball World Cup, with a visit to the second spherical of their sights.

Cities and Andres Feliz every scored 24 factors, and the Dominican Republic related on 16 3-pointers in an 87-82 win over Italy in a Group A sport at Manila on Sunday.

Feliz had seven of these 3s for the winners (2-0). Cities completed with 11 rebounds and Jean Montero had 12 factors, 9 assists, six rebounds and three steals.

“Getting the job performed,” Cities mentioned. “I feel we did an awesome job and located a option to win. Andres and everyone down the road was superb. This was an awesome workforce win.”

Italy (1-1) led 12-0 to open the sport however led solely 39-38 on the half — and misplaced coach Gianmarco Pozzecco to a second-quarter ejection after he picked up his second technical foul.

The sport modified totally within the third; the Dominican Republic outscored Italy 31-17 in these 10 minutes, then held off a rally within the fourth.

Marco Spissu led Italy with 17 factors, whereas Simone Fontecchio scored 13, Giampaolo Ricco had 12 and Achille Polonara added 10.

Italy performs the Philippines to finish group play on Tuesday, whereas the Dominican Republic takes on Angola.

Italy can nonetheless advance to the second spherical with a win on Tuesday, however the gamers know dealing with the house workforce in what is going to nearly absolutely be an elimination sport might be tough.

“It’s going to be thrilling,” Italy’s Luigi Datome mentioned. “It’s going to be a pleasant ambiance and all of the gamers wish to play in a pleasant ambiance.”

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At Okinawa, Dennis Schroder scored 30 factors and added eight assists and Germany (2-0) closed in on a spot within the second spherical.

Maodo Lo scored 20 for Germany, which trailed by 4 coming into the ultimate quarter however opened it on a 10-0 run.

Australia tied the sport twice within the fourth. Each instances, Schroder had an instantaneous reply to reclaim the lead. His basket with 46 seconds left put Germany forward for good.

Patty Mills, as he did within the first sport, led Australia with 21 factors, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Matisse Thybulle had 17 for Australia, which was solely 9 for 16 from the foul line.

Germany performed with out Franz Wagner, who sat with an ankle harm.

Australia may need a victory in its ultimate group sport towards Japan — the house workforce within the group — on Tuesday to advance. Germany finishes group play towards Finland.



At Jakarta, RJ Barrett scored 17 factors as Canada overpowered Lebanon to proceed its excellent begin.

Trae Bell-Haynes added 15 factors and eight assists for Canada (2-0), which opened with a formidable 95-65 win over France. Canada set a senior males’s nationwide workforce file for factors — it scored 126 towards Jordan on the World Cup 4 years in the past — and set a match file with 44 assists.

FIBA started maintaining help data in 1994.

After recording 27 factors in his World Cup debut, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 12 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 17 minutes. Canada used 11 gamers and 9 reached double figures; the others have been Melvin Ejim (13), Kelly Olynyk (12), Zach Edey (12), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (12), Kyle Anderson (10) and Dillon Brooks (10).

Canada shot 71 per cent, and performed with out Lu Dort, who was held out with soreness. Former NBA participant Omari Spellman led Lebanon with 16 factors.

Canada performs Latvia on Tuesday in its ultimate group sport, whereas Lebanon faces France.



At Manila, Nikola Vucevic had 16 factors and 7 rebounds and Montenegro (2-0) had little hassle with Egypt.

Nikola Ivanovic scored 15 for Montenegro, whereas Kendrick Perry scored 11 and Vladimir Mihailovic and Dino Radoncic completed with 10 apiece.

Ehab Amin led all scorers with 26 factors for Egypt (0-2), whereas Anas Mahmoud and Patrick Gardner every completed with 13.

A significant distinction was factors off turnovers: Montenegro turned Egypt’s 22 giveaways into 30 factors, whereas Egypt managed 17 factors off Montenegro’s 16 turnovers.

Montenegro performs Lithuania on Tuesday, and Egypt will tackle Mexico.

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