Germany will face the United States in the semi-finals of the Basketball World Cup after putting an end, Wednesday in Manila, to the adventure of Latvia (81-79), which missed the shot to win at the siren. The Mannschaft, third in Euro 2022, will play their first world semi-final on Friday since 2002, when they won the bronze medal.
However, she was hot against the Latvians who, for their first World Cup, almost achieved a new feat. After successfully coming back from a significant deficit against France in the first round then Spain in the second, they were very close to making up a 14-point deficit with 6 minutes and 30 seconds remaining. Coming back two lengths 32 seconds from the siren (81-79), they had the ball for overtime or the win after a missed “floater” by Dennis Schröder. But Davis Bertans, quite skillful throughout the match at long distance (20 pts, 6/13), this time missed the target, his jump shot bouncing off the hoop.