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And just like that Team USA wins 2014 FIBA World Cup

Team USA has beaten Serbia in the Final match of the 2014 FIBA World Cup successfully defending the title conquered four years ago in Turkey.

This year there were no Lebron James, Kevin Durant or Dwayne Wade on the USA 12-man roster, but still the 12 players are all active NBA players with enough experience and skills to win and finished the championship with an impressive record of 9 victories and no defeats.

Serbia was not rival for the US and was beaten 92-129 , whose spectacular three-point shooting converted 15 of their 30 attempts.

Kyrie Irving was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

It turns out brown-paw was right when he predicted the US win about a week ago.

Finally and thanks to AliCanary reminder here is the roll of honor of this 2014 FIBA World Cup:

1. USA

2. Serbia

3. France

4. Lithuania

Spain the other heavy favorite to reach the final was fifth.

© Original content by NBaquero 2014

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suffolkjason wrote on September 15, 2014, 8:29 AM

Was it ever really in doubt? Surely USA is the strongest basketball country in the world?

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2014, 9:45 AM

Well, we invented the sport, so we kinda need to make a good showing. My best friend is from Serbia, and he says they are THRILLED with their second-place finish. Considering that whole country has a population of only 7 million, they did do very well. They beat France to play us, and France beat Lithuania to come in third.

nbaquero wrote on September 15, 2014, 11:43 AM

suffolkjason Well not really, but Spain had a strong team too that could have challenged them in the final. Unfortunately for the Spaniards they did not play well and lost to France in the Quarter finals.

nbaquero wrote on September 15, 2014, 11:45 AM

AliCanary Thanks for the reminder I have added that piece of information to the post. You are right, they needed to show that their 2010 title was not a fluke, that the process that started after the debacle at Athens in 2004 is successful.

allen0187 wrote on September 16, 2014, 12:04 AM

This was all US from the first game up to the finals. No one could beat the US team except themselves. There were moments wherein the team was trailing but the result was never in doubt.