Another last-minute finish in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 was witnessed during the match between USA and Greece where the USA Basketball team prevailed as the winners. The USA team has won all the four matches played till now in the tournament and against Greece it was a marginal win with the scoreline reading 69-53 at the end of the fourth quarter.
It was a low scoring match which meant the team that defends better will win the game. The USA team showed an exceptional defensive game in this match which eventually helped them to win a low scoring game. Match between USA and Greece was played at Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
In FIBA World Cup 2019, Greece was producing high scores in every game played till they were against Americans. Quality defence of the USA team didn’t allow Greece to run away with the game and hence they were stopped at their lowest score of the tournament. The win against Greece ensured that USA’s hopes of qualifying for Quarter Finals are still alive and on the other side Greece has been knocked out of the race.
Kemba Walker was the highest scorer of the match with 15 points and led his side to the victory. As many as six players from the USA team scored more than 8 points in the match out of which three scored in double digits. But in this match defending was the more important skill rather than scoring pointers.
At the start of the game, it was in balance and after 10 minutes it was visible that the match will be a nail-biting thriller. At the end of 10 minutes, the USA team just had a lead of two points to start with. Gradually the USA team was consistently scoring the points and they were successful in creating a lead 16 points at the end of the third quarter.
The 16 points lead taken by the USA enough to beat the Greece Basketball team as till the end they were not able to cover that. In the end, the match finished at 69-53 a difference of 16 points. Now, USA will be waiting for the result of another game to keep their chances alive in the tournament.