2010 FIBA World Championship Semifinals | USA Advances to Finals For the First Time Since 1994Category: Basketball
One of the semifinal matches for the 2010 FIBA World Championship features a first timer and a returning team.
On September 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST, Team USA and Team Lithuania will meet at the Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey for a chance to win a ticket to the 2010 FIBA World Championship Final on September 12, 2010.
USA as the odds-on favorite is trying to bring home the gold since winning it in 1994 when Dream Team II was sent to represent the country.
To do that, it will have to get pass Lithuania which advanced to the semifinals of the basketball world championship for the first time.
USA will have to rely on Kevin Durant’s scoring, the playmaking of Chauncey Billups and Derrick Rose and rebounding and defense of Lamar Odom and Andre Iguodala.
Lithuania presents size in Martynas Andriuskevicius and Robertas Javtokas and long distance shooting threat in Martynas Gecevicius and Linas Kleiza.
UPDATE: USA won against Lithuania 89-74 to advance to the World Championship Finals for the first time since 1994.
Watch USA vs Lithuania replay highlights below:
Serbia and Lithuania will battle it out for third place at the Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey on September 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST / 16:00 GMT.
The 2010 FIBA World Championship Finals between USA and Turkey will be held at the Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey on September 12, 2010 at 2:30 PM EST / 18:30 GMT.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.