Team USA Hits Historic Low With Serbia Loss

Jonathan Grant | September 13th, 2019

Coming into the FIBA Basketball World Cup, given the team that ultimately played, Team USA were very much expected to get beat by Serbia.

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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.

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