Team USA basketball seals Olympics spot, reaches World Cup quarterfinals

'We ... see what's going on': 26 thoughts on Team USA's win over Brazil and looking ahead to France

The Boston Celtics and USA men's national basketball team swingman addressed the ever-change role he has played at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, telling reporters Monday that versatility has been a constant throughout his basketball career.

Myles Turner closes out our side for this clash with the player profiteering from his side's ability to churn out attacking chances with aplomb, seeing his position right next to the post resulting in him picking up both points and assists.

Jaromir Nohacik scored 25 to lead the Czech Republic, while Patrik Auda and Tomas Satoransky added 13 each.

The other quarterfinal matchups feature Argentina (5-0) vs. Serbia (4-1), Spain (5-0) vs. Poland (4-1) and Australia (5-0) vs. "He wants to win the game", Ginzburg said.

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.

Memphis Grizzlies centre Jonas Valanciunas led the way for Lithuania by posting a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double while shooting 66.7% from the field.

In the USA, the game starts at 8:30 a.m ET.

Team USA's bid to become the first team to win the World Cup three times in a row remains intact after the defending champions won all five games in the two group stages of the 2019 tournament, now being held in China. Celtics point guard Kemba Walker led the Americans with 15 points and led all participants with six assists.

By beating France, the Boomers have earned themselves a quarterfinal against the Czech Republic, who has defied the odds to reach the knockout stage in its first World Cup as an independent country.

Kemba Walker and Myles Turner scored 16 points apiece, the defense did the rest, and the US stymied Brazil in an 89-73 victory Monday at the FIBA World Cup in Shenzhen, China.

Brazil, led by former National Basketball Association players Anderson Varejao and Leandro Barbosa, shot 43 percent from the field.

With the win, the USA has also secured its spot in the 2020 Olympics. After winning its first three games in China, Brazil ends its time at the 2019 FIBA World Cup with a record of 3-2.

First place in Group K (the USA if it beats Brazil) will play second place in Group L in the top half of the bracket, which also includes Argentina (first place in Group I) and Serbia (second place in Group J).

Former San Antonio Spurs player Gaze was on duty for the World Cup clash between the United States of America and Brazil at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center when the cameraman picked out a particularly eye-catching Brazilian fan in the stands.



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