FIBA World Cup 2014 - Day 4 Round-up -

FIBA World Cup 2014 – Day 4 Round-up

The fourth day of the FIBA World Cup 2014 saw another two teams progress by maintaining their perfect starts as USA and Slovenia made it 3/3.

Here’s a re-cap of the day’s action:

Group C:

Ukraine pulled off an important 64-58 win against 2010 finalists Turkey in a close-fought encounter. Omer Asik had a huge double-double of 16 points and 20 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Turkey fell to a 1-2 record with Olexandr Mishula leading his side to victory with 19 points. As expected, USA continued their winning run with a convincing 98-71 triumph after powering clear in the 2nd. Bigs Anthony Davis, 21 points and 9 rebounds, and Kenneth Faried, 15 points and 11 rebounds, starred in the win with four other players in double figures. The final game of the day saw the Dominican Republic defeat Finland 74-68 to boost their hopes of advancing in the tournament. Eloy Vargas played an important role with an 18-13 double-double.

Group D:

Mexico got their first win of the campaign with a comfortable 79-55 win over Angola. Gustavo Ayon led the way with 17 points and 12 rebounds with Hector Hernandez top scoring for the Mexicans with 24 points on 6/10 shooting from downtown. In the next game, Australia surprised Lithuania with an 82-75 win. The Boomers made a fast start to lead by 19 and despite a second half rally there was no coming back from the Europeans. NBA targets Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes combined for 32 points. Slovenia became the fourth team to maintain a 100% start after beating Korea 89-72. Goran Dragic top scored with 22 points as his side produced a strong third to break clear from the even first half.

Game of the day. A huge result for Australia over Lithuania. Highlights below.

Day 5 schedule: Mexico (1-2) v Australia (2-1), Philippines (0-3) v Puerto Rico (0-3), New Zealand (0-3) v Ukraine (2-1), Egypt (0-3) v Iran (0-3), Slovenia (3-0) v Angola (2-1), Senegal (2-1) v Argentina (2-1), Turkey (1-2) v Finland (1-2), Serbia (2-1) v Brazil (2-1), Lithuania (2-1) v Korea (0-3), Greece (3-0) v Croatia (2-1), Dominican Republic (2-1) v USA (3-0), Spain (3-0) v France (2-1)

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