Luka Doncic defeats Slovenia on Day 4 of FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers
The final window of matches in the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers continued on Sunday, as several teams try to secure their ticket to the next stage. Here are some notable performances by NBA players from July 3:
Doncic does it all
Luka did a bit of everything in Slovenia’s 84-81 win over Sweden, leading his club in goals, rebounds and assists. The Mavs star busted for 31 points, landed 10 boards, dished out 6 assists and even had a pair of steals. Bulls goaltender Goran Dragic added 20 points, 9 of which came from 3-point range.
Schroder burns Poland
Poland couldn’t contain Dennis Schroder in their 93-83 loss to Germany. The Rockets guard went for a sizzling 38 points, including 7 marks from beyond the arc. Schroder also recorded 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the win.
Metu shines against Uganda
Chimezie Metu produced his best performance of the competition to date in Nigeria’s 91-72 victory over Uganda. The Kings big man had an effective double-double with 25 points (10-14 FGs) and 10 rebounds. He also made an impact on the defensive end, laying down 3 blocks to cap his overall outing.
Ish Wainright also impressed for Uganda in a losing effort. The Suns striker followed up a 21-point performance against Cape Verde on Saturday by scoring 18 points against Nigeria, along with 6 assists and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Bertans surveys Latvia
Davis Bertans led the way in Latvia’s 93-60 rout of Slovakia with a game-high 23 points, including 15 from downtown. The Mavs forward also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Campazzo leads Argentina to victory
Facundo Campazzo led the offense effectively in Argentina’s 88-77 win over Panama, delivering 19 points and 8 assists while putting his weight on defense with 4 steals. The Nuggets guard also shot 3-for-5 from 3-point range in a comfortable 11-point victory.
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