Team USA Crashes Out of FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Team USA Crashes Out of FIBA Basketball World Cup
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Team USA has crashed out of the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a shock 113-111 loss in the semifinals against Germany. The loss is a major upset, as Team USA was heavily favored to win the tournament.

Germany was led by Dennis Schroder, who scored 23 points. The German team also got a big boost from NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki, who came off the bench to score 10 points and grab 7 rebounds.

Team USA was led by Kevin Durant, who scored 22 points. However, Durant was inefficient, shooting just 7-of-20 from the field.

The loss is a major disappointment for Team USA, which had won the last three Basketball World Cups. The team will now play for the bronze medal on Saturday.

Here are some additional details about the game:

  • Germany led by as many as 14 points in the first half.
  • Team USA tied the game at 55 with 5:30 left in the third quarter.
  • Germany went on a 10-0 run to take a 65-55 lead with 3:00 left in the third quarter.
  • Team USA never got closer than four points the rest of the way.

The loss is a major upset, but it is not the first time that Team USA has been defeated by an underdog in the Basketball World Cup. In 2002, Team USA was defeated by Argentina in the semifinals.

The loss is also a reminder that Team USA is not invincible. The team has a lot of talent, but it is still a young team that is still learning how to play together.

The loss will also be a wake-up call for Team USA. The team will need to improve if it wants to win the gold medal in the Olympics next year.

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