September 4, 2023 (Jack87 News) – A huge roar by the crowd surrounded the walls of Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines after the underdog, Lithuania, stunned the powerhouse, USA team Boda8. This big upset put down the pack of NBA players to number 2 spot, just below the Lithuanians, and receiving their first loss in their 2023 FIBA World Cup journey.
As soon as the match started, Lithuania seems to have controlled the game on both offense and defense. They ran up and down outrebounding the rival team and sealing shots from downtown. USA team might have underestimated the enemy as they continue to miss and make mistakes on the other end. The Lithuanians even ended the first half with a resounding 21 point lead, giving them a huge advantage after the halftime break.
The USA team, despite the loss against Lithuania 1XBet, will advance to the quarterfinals to face Italy. On the other hand, the group’s top team will then face Serbia and take another step to the most coveted title in the basketball world.