USA vs Poland will be the final match for both teams for 5-8 places in the World Cup 2019. Yesterday both teams lost, however in quite a different manner, while USA seemed to lack of motivation, Poland fought till the final minute, but lost against Czech Republic. To have more insights on this FIBA World Cup 2019 USA vs Poland match please read our preview below.
Yesterday USA played some crazy match against Serbia, they lost 1st quarter 32:7, but then managed to win the second 12:33. Well it only shows that both teams lacked the motivation to play, and that is quite understandable, because USA came here to fight for the medals, but now the best they can get is 7th place, so now the main question is, will Popovich be able to motivate team for final match, because surely, team like USA don’t want to go home with a defeat.
USA roster for World Cup 2019:
PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Marcus Smart, Joe Harris, Derrick White
SF: Jaylen Brown, Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes
PF: Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Myles Turner
C: Mason Plumlee, Brook Lopez.
Unlike USA, Poland had a very good tournament and now has a chance to take 5th place, for such a team it is a great achievement. And yesterday they have shown that they don’t lack motivation and will fight till the end. However, the opponent even not motivated cannot be underestimated, because they surely don’t want to end the tournament with a loss, especially against weaker opposition. Poland’s advantage is that USA had less rest and won’t have Smart and Tatum, so if this will be a close game, Usa might get tired before the end of the match, and then Poland will have a chance.
Poland roster for FIBA WC 2019:
PG: Lukasz Koszarek, Kamil Laczynski, A.J. Slaughter
SG: Karol Gruszecki, Mateusz Ponitka
SF: Adam Waczynski, Michal Sokolowski
PF: Aaron Cel, Damian Kulig
C: Adam Hrycaniuk, Dominik Olejniczak, Aleksander Balcerowski
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