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FIBA World Cup Thread for Saturday, August 30th

Good morning, everyone. The FIBA World Cup began this morning. More comes will be played today. The United States opens the tournament against Finland at 2:30 PM.

Jonathan Daniel

Off to a late start this morning. Sorry there wasn't an available, new thread to discuss the first games of the FIBA World Cup. This is the type of thing that happens when Management (EIM) leaves town. My apologies.

What Already Happened.

Croatia defeated the Philippines, 81-78.

Andray Blatche led the offensive charge for the Philippines with 28 points. He connected on a three pointer with around five seconds remaining to cut the lead to one, 79-78. Although, it wasn't enough. Damjan Rudez sank two-free throws to bring the lead to three, and behind 26 points from Bojan Bogdanovic the Croatians escaped with a narrow victory.

Ukraine defeated the Dominican Republic, 72-62.
Angola defeated South Korea, 80-69.
Serbia wins easy against Egypt 85-64.

Remaining Games (Central Time)

Group A

11:00 AM: France vs. Brazil

4:00 PM: Iran vs. Spain

Group B

Noon: Greece vs. Senegal

Group C

2:30 PM: United States vs. Finland

Group D

1:00 PM: Mexico vs. Lithuania

All the action will be streamed online at WatchESPN.

Enjoy, all. I apologize again for the delay.