The defending champions, the United States of America bump into the reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's Greece in the first game of the 2nd round stage at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.
What competition it is? FIBA World Cup 2019
The match will be played between USA and Greece at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, in Shenzhen, China. The arena has a capacity of 20,000.
Match Day: September 07, 2019, @ 06:00 PM IST
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How they fared in the group stage?
It was more of the USA-esque performance in the final group game, with Gregg Popovich's men finally putting up a show to thwart every lingering doubt about the team's chemistry and the desire to win the competition.
Almost every portion of the court was dominated by the USA against Japan, whether it was defending or positioning inside the pain while defending, or the shooting from beyond the arc. Everything finally clicked.
Popovich used all his resources wisely, allowing all the 10 players more than 15 minutes on the court.
Jaylen Brown scored the game-high 20 points, while Kemba Walker (15 points, 8 assists and 2 rebounds) and Donovan Mitchell (10 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds) made significant contribution.
The World No-8 team suffered a shock in Game-2 after suffering a one-point 78-79 defeat at the hands of Brazil.
The Greeks needed a win in the last group game to clinch a spot in the 2nd round, which they did by beating New Zealand 103-97.
Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped a double-double, scoring 24 points, and 10 rebounds.
USA vs GRE Dream11 team News:
Squad for the FIBA World Cup 2019:
Jaylen Brown, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, Marcus Smart, Harrison Barnes, Kemba Walker, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Mason Plumlee, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Harris, Myles Turner
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Giannoulis Larentzakis, Vangelis Mantzaris, George Papagiannis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis Bourousis, Nick Calathes, Ioannis Papapetrou, Giorgos Printezis, Kostas Sloukas, Panagiotis Vassilopoulos
USA vs GRE Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
Likely to feature from the bench:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION
USA will start the game as favourites.