USA falls to Germany in FIBA World Cup semis, will face Canada for bronze: What went wrong for the Americans

USA falls to Germany in FIBA World Cup semis, will face Canada for bronze: What went wrong for the Americans

MANILA, Philippines — There was a time, not so long ago, when Germany’s basketball team had built a 16-point advantage on the NBA-laden, history-rich USA Basketball program, only to squander it and lose.
But rather than cower at the arsenal of bucket getters and defensive pressure the Americans displayed that night last month, the Germans walked off the court feeling better than ever about a potential rematch at the FIBA World Cup.
“I think it was confirmed how we felt before the game,” said Germany’s Franz Wagner.
It’s no longer a shocker when the USA men’s team loses in…


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