The USA men’s team lost to Germany in the semi-finals of the 2023 FIBA World Cup where they clashed for a place in the finals.
Germany who beat team USA 113-111 would take on Serbia in the finals while USA would take on Canada to fight for 3rd position.
Germany held a 10-point lead about halfway through the fourth quarter that proved just too much for the U.S. to overcome.
The United States shot 58.5% from the field and Germany shot 57.7% from the field. Both teams also shot over 40% from three-point range.
Team USA was led in scoring by Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves who recorded 23 points in the loss. Other double-digit scorers for the U.S. included Austin Reaves who finished with 21 points, Mikal Bridges who scored 17, and Jalen Brunson who ended with 15 points.
The United States was behind for most of the game, as the German team could not stop scoring.
Andreas Obst, who plays for Bayern in the Euroleague, was the highest goal scorer of the match with 24 points. Franz Wagner and Daniel Theis also scored 22 and 21 points respectively for Germany.