How NBA players fare in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers | June 30th
The 2021-22 NBA season is over, but international competition continues from June 30 to July 4 with several NBA players taking their talents overseas for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.
Lucas Doncic, Lauri Markkanen, Dennis Schroder and more were part of the Day 1 action:
Finland vs Sweden
Lauri Markkanen (Cleveland Cavaliers) chained a double-double (22 points, 11 rebounds) to lead Finland to an 86-69 victory over Sweden. He also recorded 4 assists and 4 steals.
Estonia v Germany
Isaac Bonga (Toronto Raptors) and Dennis Schroder (Houston Rockets) had 35 points in Germany’s win over Estonia. Bonga recorded 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks while Schroder added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals.
Latvia vs Serbia
Davis Bertans (Dallas Mavericks) had 8 points and 5 rebounds in Latvia’s 66-59 win over Serbia.
Slovenia vs Croatia
Mavericks guard Luka Doncic led Slovenia to a 97-69 win over Croatia. He posted a near triple-double of 21 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists in 30 minutes. Goran Dragic (Miami Heat) had 19 points on 8-for-16 shooting.
Venezuela v Argentina
Nuggets fullback Facundo Campazzo powered Argentina to a 69-66 win over Venezuela. He had 29 points and four rebounds.
Full rosters are expected in all regions on Friday, with NBA players from teams including Spain, France, Australia and others in action.
For the full programme: FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 – FIBA.basketball