Sensational basketball world champion determined in historic match
The German national basketball team sensationally won the gold medal at the World Basketball Championship. In the final match in the Philippine capital Manila, Gordon Herbert's wards defeated the Serbian team 83:77.
This was a historic success for the Bundestim. Germany, which has participated in six Mundials, has never played in the finals before. The best achievement of the Germans is the "bronze" in 2002.
Before the start of the planetary championship, betting odds of 20.00 were accepted on a German victory.
The first half was an academic struggle, in some places reminiscent of a game of chess. None of the teams had total superiority, and none of them seriously broke away in the score.
The first quarter remained for the 5-time world champions. The Serbs, led by their leader Bogdan Bogdanovic, were able to impose their game on their opponent, winning the 10-minute period 26:23.
In the second period, Germany did not allow their opponent to build on their success. Schroeder and company methodically scored point after point, restoring parity by the big break.
The third quarter went with the underdog's advantage. Bundestim easily broke down the Serbian zone defense, taking a 12-point lead for the first time in the game. 22:10 in the quarter and a total score of 69:59 left a good chance for the final victory.
The climax came in the fourth 10 minutes. Serbia pulled off a phenomenal 18-9 comeback, closing the gap to 3 points 80 seconds before the end of regulation time. However, in a tense endgame, Germany did not give up the victory.
In the match for third place Canada sensationally beat the USA.