Dennis Schröder, Germany’s top star, led his team to their third tournament win with 14 points and four assists. Another NBA representative, Lauri Markkanen, scored 12 points for the losing team.
The Dominican Republic got through the game against Angola, although Karl-Anthony Towns picked up three personal fouls early on and ended up playing just 15 minutes. For them, he scored eight points.
“We have an outstanding team. Everyone wrote us off. But we train under one of the best coaches in the world and believed that we could do something special,” the Minnesota star player praised Argentine coach Nestor Garcia.
The French escaped a great embarrassment. The reigning bronze medalists, who should have been among the contenders for the podium, defeated Lebanon 85-79 after losses to Canada and Latvia. The victory, which did not change the fact that they would only play for 17th place, was provided by Nicolas Batum with a three-pointer at the end. France was left without center Rudy Gobert due to an ankle injury.
After 29 years, the Egyptians won the World Cup match by defeating Mexico 100–72. By doing so, they kept the hope of participating in the Olympic Games in Paris, where the best African team qualified for the World Cup.