The lead changed hands throughout with both teams trigger-happy from three-point range before Matthew Dellavedova and Mitch Creek sank a free throw each in the final few seconds to seal Australia's win as France threw away their last possession. "But if it's my feeling - I feel like the first feeling he's feeling is that he's proud of his team".
The benefits offensively didn't really show up on Saturday, but playing with five guards and forwards allows for a little more versatility, playmaking and shooting on that end of the floor, especially against a zone defense, which the USA has seen a lot of over the last few games.
So their 89-73 victory was mostly for pride, and to increase USA Basketball's run of consecutive victories in senior men's competition to 58.
There are seven Olympic places up for grabs at the World Cup.
Argentina already qualified for Tokyo as one of the top two Americas teams at the World Cup, along with the U.S.
Team USA's win not only clinched a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals, it also earned the US team a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
"This is a lot different game than NBA basketball", 7-footer Myles Turner said. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Greek National Team needed to defeat the Czech Republic by at least 12 points and hope that the United States could defeat Brazil later in the day to advance to the quarterfinals.
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Basketball commentator and ex-NBA star Andrew Gaze was left momentarily speechless by a braless Brazilian fan in the crowd at the FIBA World Cup in China, before the Aussie regained his senses with the flawless response.
The 2 assists and 1 block see us get in Brazil's Bruno Caboclo as the first player into our side in this facet.
"You can not call these kinds of fouls on this kind of player", said Greece coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos.
Serbia will be hoping that the US beats France and that Australia beats the Czech Republic in Wednesday's quarters.
The one scenario where both Brazil and the US make it to the quarterfinals is the last one below.
Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier nailed a game-high 31 points for France and Nando De Colo added 26 but the French will rue spilling a 70-61 lead in the third quarter when they appeared to be in the driving seat. Argentina, Serbia, Spain and Poland have all locked down their seeding. At 4-0, the United States is in the driver's seat, but still has some business to take care of to book its trip to either Dongguan (if it finishes first in Group K) or Shanghai (if it finishes second) for a quarterfinal game on Wednesday.
Australia vs Czech Republic, 9 a.m.