2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup final round

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The final round of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup is the knockout stage of the competition. The top four teams from the preliminary round groups shall qualify in the single-elimination tournament. The losers in the semifinals will play for the bronze medal. Teams from Groups A and B shall play at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in Madrid, while those from Groups C and D shall play at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. The third place game and the final shall be held at the Madrid arena.

The order of games for the round of 16 and quarterfinals shall be determined after the teams are known.

Qualified teams[edit]

Group Winner 2nd place 3rd place 4th place
A  Spain  Brazil  France  Serbia
B  Greece  Croatia  Argentina  Senegal
C United States  Turkey  Dominican Republic  New Zealand
D  Lithuania  Slovenia  Australia  Mexico

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
6 September – Madrid
 
 
 Spain89
 
10 September – Madrid
 
 Senegal56
 
 Spain52
 
6 September – Madrid
 
 France65
 
 Croatia64
 
12 September – Madrid
 
 France69
 
 France85
 
7 September – Madrid
 
 Serbia90
 
 Greece72
 
10 September – Madrid
 
 Serbia90
 
 Serbia84
 
7 September – Madrid
 
 Brazil56
 
 Brazil85
 
14 September – Madrid
 
 Argentina65
 
 Serbia92
 
6 September – Barcelona
 
United States129
 
United States86
 
9 September – Barcelona
 
 Mexico63
 
United States119
 
6 September – Barcelona
 
 Slovenia76
 
 Slovenia71
 
11 September – Barcelona
 
 Dominican Republic61
 
United States96
 
7 September – Barcelona
 
 Lithuania68 Third place
 
 Lithuania76
 
9 September – Barcelona13 September – Madrid
 
 New Zealand71
 
 Lithuania73 France95
 
7 September – Barcelona
 
 Turkey61  Lithuania93
 
 Turkey65
 
 
 Australia64
 

All times are local UTC+2.

Round of 16[edit]

United States vs. Mexico[edit]

This would be the third game between the United States and Mexico in the World Cup; the United States won the first two games in 1963 and 1967. The most recent competitive game between the two was an American victory at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.

Team USA rolled past Mexico in the first game of the final round. Stephen Curry scored 20 points, including 6 three point field goals, for the United States. Gustavo Ayón recorded 25 points and 8 rebounds for Mexico.

6 September 2014
16:00
United States 86–63  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 23–13, 19–14, 24–11, 20–25
Pts: Curry 20
Rebs: Faried 8
Asts: Curry, Rose 4
Pts: Ayón 25
Rebs: Ayón 8
Asts: Gutiérrez 3
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 14,200
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Carlos Julio (ANG), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

France vs. Croatia[edit]

This would be France's and Croatia's first World Cup game against each other. The French had previously won their last competitive match at FIBA EuroBasket 2009.

6 September 2014
18:00
France  69–64  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 7–15, 16–7, 23–12, 23–30
Pts: Batum 14
Rebs: Gelabale 6
Asts: Diaw 5
Pts: Bogdanović 27
Rebs: Šarić 7
Asts: Lafayette 6
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 12,600
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), José Reyes (MEX), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

Dominican Republic vs. Slovenia[edit]

This would be the first competitive game between the Dominican Republic and Slovenia.

6 September 2014
20:00
Dominican Republic  61–71  Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 15–15, 13–23, 20–16, 13–17
Pts: Feldeine 18
Rebs: Martínez 11
Asts: Feldeine 3
Pts: Z. Dragić 18
Rebs: Slokar 6
Asts: G. Dragić 6
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 10,324
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Juan González (ESP)

Spain vs. Senegal[edit]

This would be Spain's and Senegal's first World Cup game against each other. Spain had previously defeated Senegal at the 1980 Olympics, their last competitive game between the two of them.

6 September 2014
22:00
Spain  89–56  Senegal
Scoring by quarter: 23–17, 18–11, 21–15, 27–13
Pts: P. Gasol 17
Rebs: M. Gasol, Ibaka 6
Asts: Rubio 6
Pts: Faye, Badji 12
Rebs: three players 7
Asts: D'Almeida 4
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 13,400
Referees: Sreten Radović (CRO), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

New Zealand vs. Lithuania[edit]

This would be the second competitive game between New Zealand and Lithuania at the World Cup; the Lithuanians had won the first meeting at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

7 September 2014
16:00
New Zealand  71–76  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 9–23, 17–13, 24–22, 21–18
Pts: C. Webster 26
Rebs: Vukona 10
Asts: Penney 3
Pts: Valančiūnas 22
Rebs: Valančiūnas 13
Asts: Seibutis 5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 7,783
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Serbia vs. Greece[edit]

This would be Serbia's and Greece's first World Cup game against each other. Greece had previously won their last competitive match at FIBA EuroBasket 2011.

7 September 2014
18:00
Serbia  90–72  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 23–20, 23–22, 18–13, 26–17
Pts: Bogdanović 21
Rebs: Bjelica 10
Asts: Teodosić 5
Pts: Calathes 14
Rebs: Kaimakoglou 6
Asts: Printezis 5
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 13,100
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

Turkey vs. Australia[edit]

This would be the second competitive game between Turkey and Australia at the World Cup; Turkey had won the first meeting at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

7 September 2014
20:00
Turkey  65–64  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 15–18, 19–17, 12–15, 19–14
Pts: Güler, Preldžić 16
Rebs: Preldžić 7
Asts: Tunçeri 3
Pts: Baynes 15
Rebs: Baynes 7
Asts: Dellavedova 5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 6,339
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Steven Anderson (USA), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

Brazil vs. Argentina[edit]

This would be the second consecutive time that these two teams will meet in a World Cup round of 16; Argentina won in 2010. Argentina won in the last competitive game at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

7 September 2014
22:00
Brazil  85–65  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 13–21, 20–15, 24–13, 28–16
Pts: Neto 21
Rebs: Varejão 9
Asts: Varejão, Nenê 4
Pts: Prigioni 18
Rebs: Scola 7
Asts: Scola, Prigioni 3
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 13,450
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Sreten Radović (CRO), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

Quarterfinals[edit]

Lithuania vs. Turkey[edit]

This would be the third time Lithuania and Turkey played against each other at the World Cup. Turkey won their first two games, both at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

9 September 2014
17:00
Lithuania  73–61  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 13–18, 20–10, 14–16, 26–17
Pts: Seibutis 19
Rebs: Valančiūnas 13
Asts: Seibutis, Pocius 3
Pts: Gönlüm 13
Rebs: Aşık 10
Asts: Preldžić 5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 9,752
Referees: Juan González (ESP), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Eddie Viator (FRA)

United States vs. Slovenia[edit]

This would be the third competitive game between the United States and Slovenia. The Americans have won both previous meetings, at the 2006 and 2010 FIBA World Championship.

9 September 2014
21:00
Slovenia  76–119 United States
Scoring by quarter: 22–29, 20–20, 22–37, 12–33
Pts: G. Dragić 13
Rebs: Balažič, Lorbek 6
Asts: G. Dragić 4
Pts: Thompson 20
Rebs: Davis 11
Asts: Rose 5
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 13,674
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

Serbia vs. Brazil[edit]

This would be the second time in this tournament that these two teams met. Brazil earlier defeated Serbia in the preliminary round.

10 September 2014
18:00
Serbia  84–56  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 21–17, 16–15, 29–12, 18–12
Pts: Teodosić 23
Rebs: Bjelica 8
Asts: Bjelica 5
Pts: Varejão 12
Rebs: Varejão 9
Asts: Huertas 9
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 12,550
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), José Reyes (MEX), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

Spain vs. France[edit]

This would be the second time in this tournament that these two teams met. Spain earlier defeated France in the preliminary round.

10 September 2014
22:00
France  65–52  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 15–15, 20–13, 7–15, 23–9
Pts: Diaw 15
Rebs: Gobert 13
Asts: Heurtel, Diot 4
Pts: P. Gasol 17
Rebs: P. Gasol 8
Asts: Fernández 3
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 13,673
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Michael Aylen (AUS), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

Semifinals[edit]

Lithuania vs. United States[edit]

This would be the second consecutive time that both teams would meet in a World Cup semifinal; in 2010, the Americans won en route to the championship. The last time the two teams met was a USA victory in the 2012 Olympics.

11 September 2014
21:00
United States 96–68  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 21–16, 22–19, 33–14, 20–19
Pts: Irving 18
Rebs: Gay 7
Asts: Irving 4
Pts: Valančiūnas, Kuzminskas 15
Rebs: Kuzminskas 9
Asts: Juškevičius, Seibutis 2
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Attendance: 15,070
Referees: José Reyes (MEX), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Sreten Radović (CRO)

France vs. Serbia[edit]

This would be the second time in this tournament that these two teams met. France earlier defeated Serbia in the preliminary round.

12 September 2014
22:00
France  85–90  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 15–21, 17–25, 14–15, 39–29
Pts: Batum 35
Rebs: Diaw 10
Asts: Heurtel 6
Pts: Teodosić 24
Rebs: Bjelica 7
Asts: Bjelica, Marković 5
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 13,470
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Alejandro Chiti (ARG), Christos Christodoulou (GRE)

Third place playoff[edit]

13 September 2014
18:00
Lithuania  93–95  France
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 23–21, 29–21, 22–31
Pts: Valančiūnas 25
Rebs: Valančiūnas 9
Asts: Seibutis 4
Pts: Batum 27
Rebs: Lauvergne 9
Asts: Diaw 4
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 11,800
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Juan González (ESP)

Final[edit]

In the final Serbia hit their first seven shots from the field and jumped out to a quick 15-7 lead. The advantage was short lived as the U.S went on a 14-0 run with all the points scored by Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Irving finished the first half with 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the field. He made all four of his three point attempts in the first half. DeMarcus Cousins, subbing for Anthony Davis who picked up two quick fouls, dominated the boards. As a team, the Americans made 12 of their first 16 treys.

14 September 2014
21:00
United States 129–92  Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 35–21, 32–20, 38–26, 24–25
Pts: Irving 26
Rebs: Cousins 9
Asts: Rose 6
Pts: Bjelica, Kalinić 18
Rebs: Marković 6
Asts: Teodosić 7
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Attendance: 13,673
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Eddie Viator (FRA)

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