Coming into the FIBA Basketball World Cup, given the team that ultimately played, Team USA were very much expected to get beat by Serbia.
However, not many thought they would be meeting in a consolation game to help determine if they finished fifth or seventh. After a 94-89 loss to the Serbians, who had led by as many as 25 in the first quarter, the Americans can finish seventh at best now. Bogdan Bogdanovic, a guard for the Sacramento Kings, was responsible for much of the hammering as he put up 28 points. The Serbians didn’t even make a big deal out of it, such was the level of play that they had always expected to be at. The losses show that there needs to be a new policy put in place, or something. No one will want to see this kind of performance next year at the Olympics in Tokyo.