The world’s best basketball team, the United States, suffered a humiliating loss to Lithuania.
The United States fell to Lithuania 104-110 on Wednesday in Pasay, Philippines, in a Group J matchup at the FIBA World Cup Finals 2023. The Americans fell behind early in the first quarter, 12-31, and were down by as many as 21 points at one point in the second quarter. They were unable to pull away and lost by six points.토토사이트 It’s been 19 years since the USA lost to Lithuania at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
The U.S. is ranked No. 2 in FIBA. Despite being ranked behind Spain, the United States is the reigning World Cup and Olympic champion. Lithuania is ranked eighth. Despite the loss, the USA advanced to the quarterfinals by finishing second in their group (4-1). Along with Canada, they also qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics, which is awarded to the top two teams from the Americas at the tournament. Lithuania topped the group with five wins.
The United States will be looking to redeem itself after finishing seventh at the last edition in 2019. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, 58, led the team, with Anthony Edwards, 22, Minnesota Timberwolves, Jaren Jackson Jr, 24, Memphis Grizzlies, and Jaylen Brunson, 27, New York Knicks. However, criticism of Kerr is also coming from within the U.S. following the loss. The U.S. will play Italy (No. 10) for a spot in the quarterfinals.