FIBA World Cup Day 13: Bogdan Bogdanovic leads Serbia past USA

DONGGUAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 12: #7 Bogdan Bogdanovic of Serbia drives during the games 5-8 of 2019 FIBA World Cup between Serbia and USA at Dongguan Basketball Center on September 12, 2019 in Dongguan, China. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)
(Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)

It was an embarrassing start for Team USA as Serbia led 32-7 after the first quarter. Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic hit 4 3-pointers in the first 4 minutes of the game and finished with 28 points. Team USA only trailed by 3 points heading into the fourth quarter but it was all Serbia to close out the game 94-89. Team USA is guaranteed to finish no better than seventh place in the tournament. That is the worst they’ve ever done, eclipsing the 2002 World Championships where they came in sixth place.

In the other consolation game, the Czech Republic took down Poland 94-84. Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky had a double-double with 22 points and 12 assists. Satoransky leads the tournament in assists at 9 per game.

Thursday’s scores:

Serbia 94, USA 89

Czech Republic 94, Poland 84

Below we take a look at how other NBA players fared:

Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown (USA): 4 points, 3 rebounds

Marcus Smart (USA): Did not play - Injured

Jayson Tatum (USA: Did not play - Ankle injury

Kemba Walker (USA): 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 8 assists

Brooklyn Nets

Joe Harris (USA): 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Chicago Bulls

Tomas Satoransky (Czech Republic): 22 points, 4 rebounds, 12 assists

Dallas Mavericks

Boban Marjanovic (Serbia): 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic (Serbia): 9 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists

Indiana Pacers

Myles Turner (USA): 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks

Milwaukee Bucks

Brook Lopez (USA): 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Khris Middleton (USA): 16 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist

Sacramento Kings

Harrison Barnes (USA): 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Nemanja Bjelica (Serbia): 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 blocks, 2 assists

Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia): 28 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists

San Antonio Spurs

Derrick White (USA): 2 points

Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell (USA): 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists