The USA is eliminated from the Basketball World Cup as Germany beat favorites Philippines 113-111 despite 23 points from Anthony Edwards
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The USA was eliminated from the Basketball World Cup after losing to Germany 113-111 in the semifinals.
The Americans trailed Germany by as much as 12 seconds in the fourth quarter, but cut the German lead to just one with 1:35 left.
But a three-pointer from Andreas Obst on the next possession gave the Germans a four-point lead that they ultimately refused to relinquish.
Anthony Edwards led the Americans with 23 points, while Austin Reaves added 21 and Mikal Bridges 17.
Paolo Banchero and Anthony Edwards react after the USA lost to Germany in the semifinals
Franz Wagner (left) and Johannes Voigtmann from Germany celebrate after their goal against the USA
Obst, who plays for FC Bayern Munich, scored 24 points for Germany, a team-high, while Franz Wagner of the Orlando Magic scored 22.
Daniel Theis also had 21, while Dennis Schroeder chipped in 17.
Germany lost 6-0 to the Americans at the World Cup or the Olympic Games on Friday.
A 35-24 third quarter was essentially the difference for Germany, which this time did the job it couldn’t do when it faced the Americans in Abu Dhabi at a tournament earlier this summer.
It was the Americans’ second loss of the tournament, having lost to Lithuania in the group stage after clinching a spot in the knockout round.
The USA will face Canada in the game for third place on Sunday.
Germany meets Serbia in the final.