2002 FIBA World Championship

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2002 FIBA World Championship
14th FIBA World Championship
Official logo of the 2002 FIBA World Championship
Official website
2002 FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  United States
Dates August 29 – September 8
Teams 16 (from 211 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Yugoslavia (2nd title)
MVP Germany Dirk Nowitzki
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Germany Dirk Nowitzki (24)  United States (92.30)
Rebounds Venezuela Richard Lugo (12.2)  United States (38.44)[1]
Assists Puerto Rico Carlos Arroyo (6.37)  United States (22.10)
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The 2002 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA from August 29 to September 8, 2002.

Venues[edit]

Indianapolis United States
RCA Dome
Capacity: 57,980
Conseco Fieldhouse
Capacity: 18,345
Indianapolis-indiana-rca-dome.jpg Conseco fieldhouse seating bowl.JPG

Squads[edit]

At the start of tournament, all 24 participating countries had 12 players on their roster.

Competing nations[edit]

The following nations' teams competed:

Group A Group B Group C Group D

Angola Angola
Canada Canada
Spain Spain
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

Brazil Brazil
Lebanon Lebanon
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Turkey Turkey

Algeria Algeria
China China
Germany Germany
United States United States

Argentina Argentina
New Zealand New Zealand
Russia Russia
Venezuela Venezuela

Preliminary round[edit]

Competing teams
Qualified for the second round groups I and II
Qualified for the second round groups III and IV

The top three teams in each group advance to the second round, into either Group E or F. The fourth place team in each group moves onto the 13th–16th classification.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 244 178 +66 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 269 205 +64 5
 Angola 3 1 2 202 275 −73 4
 Canada 3 0 3 199 256 −57 3

August 29, 2002

Yugoslavia  113–63  Angola Conseco Fieldhouse
Canada  54–85  Spain

August 30, 2002

Angola  84–74  Canada RCA Dome
Spain  71–69  Yugoslavia

August 31, 2002

Angola  55–88  Spain RCA Dome
Canada  71–87  Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 280 245 +35 6
 Puerto Rico 3 2 1 263 242 +21 5
 Turkey 3 1 2 268 246 +22 4
 Lebanon 3 0 3 230 308 −78 3

August 29, 2002

Brazil  102–73  Lebanon RCA Dome
Puerto Rico  78–75  Turkey

August 30, 2002

Lebanon  77–99  Puerto Rico Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey  86–88  Brazil

August 31, 2002

Lebanon  80–107  Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Puerto Rico  86–90  Brazil

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 298 212 +86 6
 Germany 3 2 1 277 250 +27 5
 China 3 1 2 237 254 −17 4
 Algeria 3 0 3 212 308 −96 3

August 29, 2002

China  76–88  Germany RCA Dome
United States  110–60  Algeria

August 30, 2002

Germany  87–104  United States RCA Dome
Algeria  82–96  China Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Algeria  70–102  Germany Conseco Fieldhouse
China  65–84  United States RCA Dome

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 319 238 +81 6
 New Zealand 3 2 1 273 278 −5 5
 Russia 3 1 2 248 259 −11 4
 Venezuela 3 0 3 226 291 −65 3

August 29, 2002

New Zealand  90–81  Russia Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina  107–72  Venezuela

August 30, 2002

Venezuela  85–98  New Zealand RCA Dome
Russia  81–100  Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Venezuela  69–86  Russia RCA Dome
New Zealand  85–112  Argentina

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the 9th–12th classification

In this stage, the results in the preliminary rounds are combined and the teams who met previously do not play each other a second time. The teams that advanced from Group A and Group B are combined into Group E and teams that advanced from Group C and Group D are combined into Group F.

The top four from each group advance to the knockout stages; the bottom two advance to the Ninth-to-twelfth-place playoffs.

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Puerto Rico 6 5 1 510 488 +22 11 1–0
 Spain 6 5 1 480 391 +89 11 0–1
 Yugoslavia 6 4 2 562 437 +125 10 1–0
 Brazil 6 4 2 502 502 0 10 0–1
 Turkey 6 2 4 496 509 −13 8
 Angola 6 0 6 438 537 −99 6

September 2, 2002

Puerto Rico  85–83  Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey  64–87  Spain RCA Dome
Brazil  86–83 OT  Angola Conseco Fieldhouse

September 3, 2002

Angola  66–86  Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Spain  65–73  Puerto Rico RCA Dome
Yugoslavia  90–69  Brazil RCA Dome

September 4, 2002

Puerto Rico  89–87 2OT  Angola RCA Dome
Turkey  78–110  Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Brazil  67–84  Spain RCA Dome

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 6 6 0 587 466 +121 12
 United States 6 5 1 605 443 +162 11
 Germany 6 4 2 541 485 +56 10
 New Zealand 6 3 3 493 560 −67 9
 Russia 6 2 4 520 536 −16 8
 China 6 1 5 464 538 −74 7

September 2, 2002

New Zealand  64–84  Germany RCA Dome
Russia  82–106  United States Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina  95–71  China RCA Dome

September 3, 2002

China  68–95  Russia RCA Dome
United States  110–62  New Zealand Conseco Fieldhouse
Germany  77–86  Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

September 4, 2002

New Zealand  94–88  China Conseco Fieldhouse
Russia  85–103  Germany RCA Dome
Argentina  87–80  United States Conseco Fieldhouse

Classification round[edit]

13th–16th classification[edit]

Thirteenth to sixteenth Thirteenth place
September 2
  Canada  91  
  Lebanon  67  
 
September 3, 2002
      Canada  98
    Venezuela  97
Fifteenth place
September 2, 2002 September 3
  Algeria  83   Lebanon  70
  Venezuela  98     Algeria  100

Semifinals[edit]

2 September
Canada  91–67  Lebanon
2 September
Algeria  83–98  Venezuela

15th place playoff[edit]

3 September
Lebanon  70–100  Algeria

13th place playoff[edit]

3 September
Canada  98–97  Venezuela

9th–12th classification[edit]

Ninth to twelfth Ninth place
September 6, 2002
  Turkey  94  
  China  86  
 
September 7, 2002
      Turkey  91
    Russia  86
Eleventh place
September 6, 2002 September 7, 2002
  Angola  66   China  84
  Russia  77     Angola  96

Semifinals[edit]

6 September
Turkey  91–67  China
6 September
Russia  77–66  Angola

11th place playoff[edit]

7 September
China  84–96  Angola

9th place playoff[edit]

7 September
Turkey  91–86  Russia

5th–8th classification[edit]

Fifth to eighth Fifth place
September 6
  Puerto Rico  74  
  United States  84  
 
September 7
      United States  75
    Spain  81
Seventh place
September 6 September 7
  Spain  105   Puerto Rico  91
  Brazil  89     Brazil  84

Semifinals[edit]

6 September
Puerto Rico  74–84  United States
6 September
Spain  105–89  Brazil

7th place playoff[edit]

7 September
Puerto Rico  91–84  Brazil

5th place playoff[edit]

7 September
United States  75–81  Spain

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 5        
 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  63
September 7
 New Zealand New Zealand  65  
 New Zealand New Zealand  78
September 5
   Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  89  
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia  81
September 8
 United States United States  78  
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (OT)  84
September 5
   Argentina Argentina  77
 Spain Spain  62
September 7
 Germany Germany  70  
 Germany Germany  80 Third place
September 5
   Argentina Argentina  86  
 Brazil Brazil  67  New Zealand New Zealand  94
 Argentina Argentina  78    Germany Germany  117
September 8

Quarterfinals[edit]

5 September
Puerto Rico  63–65  New Zealand
5 September
Spain  62–70  Germany
5 September
Argentina  78–67  Brazil
5 September
United States  78–81  Yugoslavia

Semifinals[edit]

7 September
New Zealand  78–81  Yugoslavia
7 September
Germany  80–86  Argentina

3rd place playoff[edit]

8 September
New Zealand  94–117  Germany

Final[edit]

8 September
Yugoslavia  84–77 OT  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 17–20, 11–18, 23–18, OT: 9–2

Awards[edit]

 2002 World Championship Winner 

Yugoslavia
Second title
Tournament MVP
Germany Dirk Nowitzki

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 7–2
2 Argentina Argentina 8–1
3 Germany Germany 6–3
4 New Zealand New Zealand 4–5
5 Spain Spain 7–2
6 United States United States 6–3
7 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 6–3
8 Brazil Brazil 4–5
9 Turkey Turkey 4–4
10 Russia Russia 3–5
11 Angola Angola 2–6
12 China China 1–7
13 Canada Canada 2–3
14 Venezuela Venezuela 1–4
15 Algeria Algeria 1–4
16 Lebanon Lebanon 0–5

All tournament team[edit]

Guard Center Forward

Argentina Manu Ginobili
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Stojaković

China Yao Ming

Germany Dirk Nowitzki
New Zealand Pero Cameron

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) 24
  2. Victor Díaz (Venezuela) 22
  3. Yao Ming (China) 21
  4. Marcelo Machado (Brazil) 20.8
  5. Paul Pierce (USA) 19.7
  6. Pau Gasol (Spain) 19.1
  7. Larry Ayuso (Puerto Rico) 18.7
  8. Predrag Stojaković (Yugoslavia) 18.7
  9. Phill Jones (New Zealand) 18.2
  10. Fadi El Khatib (Lebanon) 17.6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ USA and Venezuela basketball teams are even at 38.4 rebounds a game but USA played more games (9) than Venezuela (5)