Dominican basketball players win in debut in World Championship | News

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The men's basketball teams of the Dominican Republic and Mexico played their first games this Friday in the World Championship of this sport, with a victory for the former against the Philippines and a defeat for the latter against Montenegro.

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The Dominicans defeated the Filipinos with a score of 87-81. According to press reports, they gave in in the second quarter (20-24), but dominated the rest (22-18, 24-22 and 21-17). Among the Caribbeans, Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns stood out, with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Mexico fell to the Montenegrin team 71 by 91, with offensive highlights for the Montenegrin Nikola Vucevic (27 points and 10 rebounds), while Francisco Cruz did it for the Mexicans (16 points).

This Friday's day also included the matches between Germany-Japan (81-63 in favor of the Germans), Australia-Finland (98-72), Italy-Angola (81-67), Lithuania-Egypt (93-67) and Latvia-Lebanon (109-70).



Three countries are hosting the tournament - the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia - which will last until September 10 and will provide places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. For the second time in the history of the World Cup, 32 countries are represented: five from Africa, seven from America, eight from the Asia-Oceania region and 12 from Europe.

For this competition, eight groups were formed and the two best teams from each bracket will advance to the second round. Next, the eight best selected will go to the quarterfinals, the winners to the semifinal and the best two will compete in the championship.

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