nilecitizens USA quickly returned from its shock rout to Lithuania with an assertion destroying of Italy, 100-63, to arrive at the FIBA B-ball World Cup semi-finals.
Brooklyn Nets star Mikal Bridges was the champion entertainer for the US, scoring a game-high 24 points to go with seven boards back in the agreeable triumph.
Spans completed on 8-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three-point range, in a stunningly proficient execution.
The US will confront the champ of Wednesday’s quarterfinal among Germany and Latvia, with the elimination rounds occurring on Friday and the last on Sunday. The victor is delegated ball title holder.
“It was our best defensive effort of the tournament to this point, and that’s what it’s going to take to win two more games,” US lead trainer Steve Kerr said, per FIBA.
“You always want to respond to a loss with a competitive effort, and the joy and competitiveness go hand-in-hand when you compete and play with that kind of force and energy.”
After the misfortune, Kerr said the group “expected to feel” the aggravation of rout to improve and the US clearly diverted that disappointment into a rankling start against Italy.
The American crew opened up a 46-24 lead at halftime behind the hot shooting and safeguard of Extensions and Italy not even once looked prone to make the match a challenge.
Indiana Pacers watch Tyrese Haliburton added one more 18 focuses, five helps and four bounce back for the US, while Utah Jazz forward Simone Fontecchio – the main NBA player on the Italy list – scored a group high 18 focuses for the Italians to go with five bounce back, two takes and two blocks.
“Everyone on the planet was imagining that we get no opportunity to dominate this match,” Italy lead trainer Gianmarco Pozzecco said.
“There is one little animal that cannot fly, but it doesn’t know it, so it flies: bumblebee. We cannot fly, but we didn’t know. And my players did it.
“That is astonishing. They didn’t have the right to play against the US on the grounds that my players were first in their gathering. That is sport.”