Germany ended its unbeaten streak in the World Cup by defeating Serbia 83-77 in Sunday’s final. It is Germany’s first world title; Until now, his best performance in the event had been a bronze in Indianapolis in 2002.
Dirk Nowitzki was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and now his home country sits atop the men’s international basketball world.
Dennis Schröder scored 28 points, Franz Wagner added 19 and Germany capped an unbeaten World Cup streak by beating Serbia 83-77 in Sunday night’s final. It was Germany’s first world title; Until now, his best performance in the event had been a bronze in Indianapolis in 2002.
Germany went 8-0 in the tournament, becoming the fifth consecutive champion to go undefeated.
Aleksa Avramovic scored 21 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 17 for Serbia (6-2), which lost the title final for the second time in the last three tournaments. In the 2014 gold medal game, the United States defeated Serbia 129-92, and this summer there were low expectations for the team, mainly because its best player, Nikola Jokic of the NBA champion Denver Nuggets , decided not to play and opted instead to rest for the next season.
However, Serbia surprised everyone, fueled by the inspiration they gained from the painful incident with backup power forward Borisa Simanic. He suffered a late-game foul in the first round against South Sudan, required surgery that same night due to internal injuries, and then required a second procedure to remove one of his kidneys.
Simanic will receive a medal. But he will be silver, since Germany simply turned out to be too strong.
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