Spaindefending champion, qualified for the second round of the Basketball World Cup by defeating 96-78 to Brazilwho resisted not far on the scoreboard until the end of the third quarter, this Monday in Jakarta, Indonesia.
With his second win Spain they even secured the first place in group G, whose second place will be played on Wednesday Ivory Coast and Brazil. The ‘Family’ closes the first phase against Iran.
Spain was led with excellence by the 19-year-old rookie Juan Nunezwho entered the team due to the absence of Lorenzo Brown and Ricky Rubiowhose shirt with the number 9 was hung in the locker room of the team led by Sergio Scariolo.
Headline and increasingly comfortable, nunez he signed 13 points (2/4 on triples), 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
“It has been a very tough match, they are very fighty, physical and aggressive. I think the key point has been that they stayed at 78 points, normally they reach 100, so we won from defense”, said the player formed in the real Madrid just finish.
Brazil reached the last quarter five points behind on the score (64-59) but then the ‘red’ He signed a 20-4 run to seal the game.
Yesterday the first classified to the next round of the World Cup were known
Those selected from Germany, Lithuania, Montenegro, Canada and Latvia they became the first classified to the next phase of Basketball World Cup that develops in Philippines, Indonesia and Japanafter adding his second victory in the opening round.
It is worth remembering that the first round of the world is disputed until next wednesday and the first two from each zone will advance to the next instancein which they will be ordered in four groups of four countries to determine the oreight participants of the round of 16.
The third and fourth will compete under the same format for reclassification from 17th to 32nd place. That phase is will play from August 31 to September 3.
The eliminatory instance, quarters, semis and final, was scheduled from September 5 to 10, as well as the crosses that will order the teams between fifth and eighth place.
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