Upset in Semifinals 

Team USA suffered a surprising defeat in the FIBA Basketball World Cup semifinals against Germany, with a final score of 113-111. 

USA's Favoritism 

The US was considered a strong favorite to win the tournament and had brought a talented team to the Philippines. 

Close Start  

The game began with neither team taking a significant lead, and the US held a slight 60-59 lead at halftime. 

Germany's Third-Quarter Surge 

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.  

US Fourth-Quarter Rally 

Led by Anthony Edwards and Austin Reaves, Team USA attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter but fell short.  

Continued World Cup Disappointments: 

This marks the second consecutive FIBA Basketball World Cup where the US has failed to reach the championship game .  

Globalization of Basketball 

Kerr noted basketball's global growth and improved international teams.   

Key German Players 

Germany's NBA players like Schröder, Wagner, and Theis were pivotal in their World Cup journey. .   

Final Matchups 

Germany advanced to the World Cup final and will face Serbia, while the US will compete in a third-place playoff game against Canada 

Game Schedule 

Both the third-place playoff and final will take place on Sunday, with the former preceding the latter