Another Day, Another Loss for Team USA Basketball losing to Serbia this morning 94-89. Serbia who needed this win plus another win, just to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics opened the game on a 32-7 run. .
During the 32-7 run Nikola Jokic, star for the Denver Nuggets didn’t even attempt single shot. Was this just a bad case of a hangover from losing yesterday? The fact is, this game was to place for 5th place in the FIBA tournament, and yet again, Team USA lays a goose egg.
The best Team USA can finish during this tournament is 7th place. Yes, we know this is at best third tier players representing the country, but at least show more effort on the court. After winning 58 straight games, USA has loss consecutive games in FIBA play for the first time since 2002 ( Argentina, Yugoslavia).
This will in fact be the worst ranking in FIBA play for Team USA
Serbia opened the game on a 32-7 run, and Team USA could never recover from the slow start.
Serbia shot 48 % from 3 point land (15/31) compared to Team USA shooting 35 % (11/31)
Serbia was led by Bogdan Bogdanovic with 28 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists.
Team USA was led by Harrison Barnes with 22 points, 5 rebounds.
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