Team USA basketball was defeated by the Serbian team in the first match of the tournament for 5-8 places at the world Cup, which takes place in China.
The meeting, held in Dongguan, ended with the score 94:89 (32:7, 12:33, 27:28, 23:21) in favor of the Serbian national team. The winners of Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 28 points, the losers the most productive became Harrison Barnes (22 points).
Team USA suffered their second consecutive defeat at the world Cup. A day earlier, the team lost in the quarterfinals of the French team and was eliminated from the fight for the medals. In addition, team USA will show their worst result at the world Championships after sixth place in 2002.
As noted by Sportando, only the second time in the history of the world Championships, team USA scored less than 10 points per quarter in 2010, fourth quarter of the match against Brazil ended with the score 9:9.
In the match for fifth place the national team of Serbia will play the winner of the match Poland – Czech Republic.