Team USA suffered a surprising defeat in the FIBA Basketball World Cup semifinals against Germany, with a final score of 113-111.
The US was considered a strong favorite to win the tournament and had brought a talented team to the Philippines.
The game began with neither team taking a significant lead, and the US held a slight 60-59 lead at halftime.
Germany took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the US 35-24 and establishing a 10-point lead going into the final quarter.
Led by Anthony Edwards and Austin Reaves, Team USA attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter but fell short.
This marks the second consecutive FIBA Basketball World Cup where the US has failed to reach the championship game .
Kerr noted basketball's global growth and improved international teams.
Germany's NBA players like Schröder, Wagner, and Theis were pivotal in their World Cup journey. .
Germany advanced to the World Cup final and will face Serbia, while the US will compete in a third-place playoff game against Canada
Both the third-place playoff and final will take place on Sunday, with the former preceding the latter