Germany won their first-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup title, defeating Serbia 83-77 in the final. Dennis Schroder led Germany with 28 points, while Aleksa Avramovic scored 21 points for Serbia. Schroder was named the tournament’s MVP.
Dennis Schroder’s 28 points led Germany to their second-ever World Cup medal, a silver, after a close loss to Serbia in the final.
Aleksa Avramovic scored 21 points in a losing effort for Serbia, who lost their second World Cup Final for their second silver medal following 2014 when they lost to USA.
Schroder had twice the reason to celebrate as the guard was named the TISSOT Most Valuable Player after another outstanding performance in the Final.
Schroder also topped the All-Star 5, where he was joined by Bogdan Bogdanovic of Serbia, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from third-placed finishers Canada, Anthony Edwards from USA, and Slovenia star Luka Doncic .
In the Third-Place Game, Canada grabbed their first-ever World Cup medal as they beat USA 127-118 in an overtime thriller behind 39 points from Dillon Brooks. USA, who saw Mikal Bridges hit a three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to force OT, leave the World Cup empty-handed in back-to-back events.