Serbia, Led by Bogdanovic, Defeated Canada to Get to the FIBA Basketball World Cup Finals

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Serbia, led by Bogdanovic, defeated Canada to get to the FIBA Basketball World Cup finals.

Serbia, Led by Bogdanovic, Defeated Canada to Get to the FIBA Basketball World Cup Finals

Serbia qualified for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup final after defeating Canada 95-86 on Friday.

Bogdan Bogdanovic, a Serbian shooting guard, led his side with 23 points in a semifinal match at the Manila Mall Of Asia Arena in the Philippines.

Serbia, the 2014 World Cup silver medalists, led at the halfway break 52-39. They dominated the third and fourth quarters to secure a spot in Sunday’s championship game.

Serbia’s Ognjen Dobric and Nikola Milutinov both scored 16 points to help their country defeat Canada. Milutinov added 10 rebounds for a double-double.

RJ Barrett of the New York Knicks was Canada’s leading scorer with 23 points.

Dillon Brooks led Canada with 16 points, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA, had 15 points and nine assists but fell short of a double-double.

Serbia will face either the United States or Germany in the final.

The game between the United States and Germany will begin at 12:40 p.m. GMT on Friday.

Canada will be on the court for a bronze medal on Sunday.

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