Today's men's basketball World Cup 1/4 final, Canada and Slovenia match, Canada's Alexander and Slovenia's Doncic were both selected for the NBA best team last season, so this is a showdown between two NBA top stars, but in terms of overall strength, Canada is stronger, and if Slovenia wants to win this game, Doncic has to break out.
In the first quarter of the game, Alexander started with consecutive mid-range shots, Nikolic and Doncic responded with three points, Slovenia led 6-4, Dillon was blown for a foul, Dragic scored on a free throw, Dillon made a three-point shot to tie the difference, Dragic, Doncic scored, Olynyk, Barrett, Alexander responded, Canada led 14-12, Prepelic three points, Alexander, Dort responded, the difference was 1 point, Toby, Doncic scored, Barrett, Dort responded, Canada led by 4 points, Nicolic made a free throw to give Canada a 26-24 lead in the first quarter.
In the third quarter, Toby scored under the basket, then Slovenia missed consecutive shots, Barrett, Alexander countered for layups, Dillon also shot three points, Canada played a 9-0 lead for 7 points to stop the game, Slovenia made a mistake after the timeout, Barrett dunked, the difference was 9 points, Dragic three points, the difference was 6 points, Olynyk, Alexander, Barrett consecutive free throws, the difference came to 14 points, Doncic three points, Barrett three points to respond, Hrovat three points, Alexander three points to respond, Barrett free throw, With a 16-point difference, Doncic scored back-to-back points and Prepelic made free throws to tie the deficit to nine points, giving Canada an 80-71 lead in the third quarter.
Alexander shot 8-of-12, 14-of-16 free throws, and scored 31 points, 10 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals, Barrett had 24 points and 9 boards, Dillon had 14 points, 3 boards and 3 assists, Walker had 14 points and 3 boards, Slovenia Doncic was 8-of-20, 7-of-6 from the free-throw range, had 26 points, 4 boards, 5 assists and 2 steals, Prepelic had 22 points, 5 boards and 3 assists, and Dragic had 10 points and 4 boards.
Canada will play Serbia in the final four for a place in the finals. After the war, 7 teams that went directly to the Olympic Games were also released, namely: America: the United States, Canada; Europe: Serbia, Germany; Africa: South Sudan; Asia: Japan; Oceania: Australia.
It's time to fight for gold. Jokic led the Nuggets to a championship in this year's playoffs, and in order to better prepare for next season, he did not play in the World Cup next season, and now lies in the Olympics, which is a big winner.
The game was destined to be a spark showdown, with both teams demonstrating top-notch basketball skills on the court. Alexander and Doncic have been outstanding individually, contributing amazing points to their own teams. Alexander's mid-range shots and free throws were solid, and with his outstanding performances, the Canadian team always maintained the lead in the game. Doncic, on the other hand, showed excellent ball handling and playmaking skills, creating scoring opportunities for Slovenia on several occasions. However, in the fourth quarter, Doncic and Dillon were ejected one after another, which frustrated Slovenia's counterattack plan and prevented them from continuing to narrow the gap.
Next, Canada will face Serbia for a final qualification. The match will be an uphill battle, with two strong teams battling for glory and victory.
In addition, the Men's Basketball World Cup also determined seven teams that will go straight to the 2024 Olympic Games, including the United States, Canada, Serbia, Germany, South Sudan, Japan and Australia. That means next year's Olympics will bring together the best basketball from around the world, and Jokic, who did not compete in this World Cup, will have a chance to compete for gold for his country.