2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group B

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Group B of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the group stage of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup for the Philippines, Senegal, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece and Croatia. Each team played each other once, for a total of five games per team, with all games played at Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville. After all of the games were played, the four teams with the best records qualified for the final round.

Teams[edit]

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
 Philippines 2013 FIBA Asia Championship runner-up August 10, 2013 1978 5 1 3rd place (1954) / Final round 34
 Senegal 2013 FIBA Africa Championship 3rd place August 31, 2013 2006 4 1 14th place (1978) / Preliminary round 41
 Puerto Rico 2013 FIBA Americas Championship runner-up September 7, 2013 2010 12 8 4th place (1990) / Third place playoff 17
 Argentina 2013 FIBA Americas Championship 3rd place September 8, 2013 2010 13 8 Champions (1950) / Final round 3
 Greece Wild card selection February 1, 2014 2010 6 3 2nd place (2006) / Final 5
 Croatia FIBA EuroBasket 2013 4th place September 19, 2013 2010 3 2 3rd place (1994) / Third place playoff 16

Standings[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Greece 5 5 0 414 349 +65 10  
 Croatia 5 3 2 414 398 +16 8 1–0
 Argentina 5 3 2 420 371 +49 8 0–1
 Senegal 5 2 3 348 399 −51 7  
 Puerto Rico 5 1 4 388 446 −58 6 1–0
 Philippines 5 1 4 383 404 −21 6 0–1

All times are local UTC+2.

30 August[edit]

Croatia vs. Philippines[edit]

This was the first competitive game between Croatia and the Philippines.

30 August 2014
12:30
Croatia  81–78 OT  Philippines
Scoring by quarter: 23–9, 14–22, 20–18, 14–22OT: 10–7
Pts: Bogdanović 26
Rebs: Tomić 11
Asts: Tomić, Šarić 4
Pts: Blatche 28
Rebs: Blatche 12
Asts: Alapag 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: José Reyes (MEX), Mohammad Al-Amiri (KUW), Fernando Rocha (POR)

Puerto Rico vs. Argentina[edit]

This was the second meeting between Puerto Rico and Argentina in the World Cup. Puerto Rico won the first meeting in the 1990 FIBA World Championship. In their last competitive game against each other, Puerto Rico defeated Argentina in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.

30 August 2014
17:30
Puerto Rico  75–98  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 19–27, 19–18, 11–24, 26–29
Pts: Barea 24
Rebs: Clemente 6
Asts: Barea 4
Pts: Scola 20
Rebs: Nocioni 11
Asts: Prigioni 10
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 5,300
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Ilija Belošević (SRB)

Greece vs. Senegal[edit]

This was the second meeting between Greece and Senegal in the World Cup. Greece won the first meeting in the 1998 FIBA World Championship.

30 August 2014
20:00
Greece  87–64  Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 18–9, 27–8, 19–19, 23–28
Pts: Kaimakoglou 20
Rebs: Kaimakoglou 8
Asts: Sloukas 4
Pts: Dieng 21
Rebs: Dieng 14
Asts: three players 2
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Juan González (ESP), Carlos Julio (ANG), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

31 August[edit]

Argentina vs. Croatia[edit]

This was the first meeting between Argentina and the Croatia in the World Cup. The two teams previously met in the Summer Olympics, Argentina won in the 2008 Olympics, while Croatia won in 1996.

31 August 2014
13:30
Argentina  85–90  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 20–28, 24–18, 19–29, 22–15
Pts: Scola 30
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Campazzo 6
Pts: Simon 18
Rebs: Šarić 9
Asts: Lafayette 9
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 6,109
Referees: Juan González (ESP), José Reyes (MEX), Fernando Rocha (POR)

Senegal vs. Puerto Rico[edit]

This was the third meeting between Senegal and Puerto Rico in the World Cup. Puerto Rico won the first two games, including their last match-up in the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

31 August 2014
17:30
Senegal  82–75  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 20–29, 21–11, 22–18, 19–17
Pts: Faye 20
Rebs: Dieng 13
Asts: D'Almeida, Diop 3
Pts: Balkman 21
Rebs: Balkman, Santiago 7
Asts: Rivera 5
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 5,554
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Carlos Julio (ANG)

Philippines vs. Greece[edit]

This was the first competitive game between the Philippines and Greece.

31 August 2014
20:00
Philippines  70–82  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 10–20, 17–17, 18–21, 25–24
Pts: Blatche 21
Rebs: Blatche 14
Asts: Alapag 3
Pts: Printezis 25
Rebs: Bourousis 10
Asts: Papanikolaou 4
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 5,554
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Mohammad Al-Amiri (KUW), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

1 September[edit]

Croatia vs. Senegal[edit]

This was the first meeting between Croatia and Senegal.

1 September 2014
12:30
Croatia  75–77  Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 16–23, 20–18, 23–18
Pts: Bogdanović, Šarić 15
Rebs: Tomić 9
Asts: Šarić 4
Pts: Dieng 27
Rebs: Dieng 8
Asts: D'Almeida 5
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 4,380
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS), Mohammad Al-Amiri (KUW), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

Argentina vs. Philippines[edit]

This was the second meeting between Argentina and the Philippines in the World Cup. Argentina won the first meeting in the 1974 FIBA World Championship.

1 September 2014
17:30
Argentina  85–81  Philippines
Scoring by quarter: 22–25, 21–13, 28–23, 14–20
Pts: Scola 19
Rebs: Mata 9
Asts: Scola, Campazzo 4
Pts: de Ocampo 18
Rebs: Blatche 15
Asts: Castro, Alapag 2
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 6,071
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Juan González (ESP), Carlos Julio (ANG)

Puerto Rico vs. Greece[edit]

This was the second meeting between Puerto Rico and Greece in the World Cup. Greece won the two games, including their latest match-up in the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

1 September 2014
20:00
Puerto Rico  79–90  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 14–21, 19–27, 27–22
Pts: Balkman 23
Rebs: Franklin 6
Asts: Barea 5
Pts: Zisis 19
Rebs: Kaimakoglou 11
Asts: Bourousis 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 6,071
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), José Reyes (MEX), Fernando Rocha (POR)

3 September[edit]

Philippines vs. Puerto Rico[edit]

This was the fourth meeting between the Philippines and Puerto Rico in the World Cup. Puerto Rico won the first meeting in the 1959 FIBA World Championship. In their last competitive game, the Puerto Ricans defeated the Filipinos at the 1972 Olympics.

3 September 2014
13:30
Philippines  73–77  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 25–13, 19–26, 13–22, 16–16
Pts: Blatche 25
Rebs: Blatche 14
Asts: de Ocampo 3
Pts: Barea 30
Rebs: Franklin 9
Asts: Rivera 3
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 4,998
Referees: José Reyes (MEX), Juan González (ESP), Carlos Julio (ANG)

Senegal vs. Argentina[edit]

This was the first competitive game between Senegal and Argentina.

3 September 2014
17:30
Senegal  46–81  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 9–21, 14–12, 8–28
Pts: Dieng 11
Rebs: Dieng 8
Asts: D'Almeida 4
Pts: Scola 22
Rebs: Scola 14
Asts: Laprovíttola 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 5,725
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Mohammad Al-Amiri (KUW), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

Greece vs. Croatia[edit]

This was the third meeting between Greece and Croatia in the World Cup. Croatia won the first two meetings, all in the 1994 FIBA World Championship. Croatia won in the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 in their last competitive game against each other.

3 September 2014
20:00
Greece  76–65  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 16–14, 20–9, 15–16, 25–26
Pts: Papanikolaou, Kaimakoglou 14
Rebs: Bourousis 10
Asts: Zisis 10
Pts: Bogdanović 20
Rebs: Tomić 9
Asts: Lafayette 3
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 5,725
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Fernando Rocha (POR)

4 September[edit]

Senegal vs. Philippines[edit]

This was the first meeting between Senegal and the Philippines in the World Cup. The Philippines has previously met Senegal twice in the Olympics, winning both games, including their last match-up at the 1972 Olympics.

4 September 2014
14:00
Senegal  79–81 OT  Philippines
Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 5–24, 20–12, 20–15, OT: 15–17
Pts: Faye 20
Rebs: Dieng 14
Asts: D'Almeida 13
Pts: Blatche, Alapag 18
Rebs: Blatche 14
Asts: Alapag 4
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 5,132
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Fernando Rocha (POR), Carlos Julio (ANG)

Croatia vs. Puerto Rico[edit]

This was the first meeting between Croatia and Puerto Rico in the World Cup. The two countries previously played at the 2008 Summer Olympic Qualifying Tournament won by Croatia.

4 September 2014
18:00
Croatia  103–82  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 28–16, 25–20, 31–21, 19–25
Pts: Bogdanović 23
Rebs: Markota, Simon 7
Asts: Ukić 6
Pts: Barea 20
Rebs: Huertas 4
Asts: Rivera 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 7,047
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Mohammad Al-Amiri (KUW), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

Argentina vs. Greece[edit]

This was the third meeting between Argentina and Greece in the World Cup. Greece won the first two meetings, including their last match-up at the 1990 FIBA World Championship. Argentina won the last competitive game against Greece at the 2008 Olympics.

4 September 2014
22:00
Argentina  71–79  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 16–28, 17–16, 17–20, 21–15
Pts: Scola 17
Rebs: Scola, Campazzo 5
Asts: Campazzo 5
Pts: Calathes 18
Rebs: Bourousis 15
Asts: Zisis 5
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo, Seville
Attendance: 7,047
Referees: José Reyes (MEX), Michael Aylen (AUS), Juan González (ESP)

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