The basketball men’s World Cup (World Cup) held the first league games in various places on the 26th, and the United States, ranked second in the world in Group C, defeated New Zealand, ranked 26th, 99-72. NBA Magic’s Paolo Banquero (center) scores 21 points (Reuters, 2023)
MANILA (Reuters) – The men’s basketball World Cup (World Cup), co-hosted by Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, will be held in various places on the 26th. They beat second-placed New Zealand 99-72.
Paolo Banquero, who belongs to the American Professional Basketball Association (NBA) Magic, scored the team’s top 21 points. In Group G, Spain, ranked No. 1 in the world, beat Ivory Coast, No. 42, 94-64.
In Group F, Slovenia, ranked 7th in the world, beat 17th-ranked Venezuela 100-85. Luka Doncic of the NBA Mavericks scored the most points in all games so far in the tournament with 37 points.
In Group B, world No. 6 Serbia beat No. 27 China 105-63.
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