May 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola (4) and Miami Heat forward Shane Battier (31) fall during the third quarter of game five of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

FIBA World Cup Day 2 Roundnup: Argentina, Serbia Fall

In day 2 of the FIBA World Cup in Spain, we saw a classic between Serbia and France, and somewhat of an upset as Croatia upended Argentina — and that was just the morning slate.

In a action-packed filled, 12-game day 2 the action certainly was at a premium. Luis Scola registered his second big day of the tournament, finishing with 30 points and nine rebounds in a five-point loss against Croatia. France managed to bounce back from Saturday’s crushing loss against Brazil with a one-point win over Sebia and the United States hit a slippery spot in its quest for back-to-back World Championship golds, but managed to use a fourth quarter surge to pull away late from Turkey 98-77.

In day 2, the action picked up where it left off after day 1. Here’s the FIBA World Cup Day 2 roundup.

 

Dominican Republic 76, New Zealand 63

Players of the Game

Dominican Republic: Francisco Garcia — 29 points, 6 rebounds

New Zealand: Thomas Abercrombie — 22 points, 4 rebounds

 

Australia 89, Korea 55

Players of the Game

Australia: Joe Ingles: 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assits, 3 steals 

Korea: Sunhyung Kim — 13 points, 3 assists

 

Croatia 90, Argentina 85

Players of the Game

Croatia: Bojan Bogdanovic — 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists 

Argentina: Luis Scola — 30 points, 9 rebounds

 

France 75, Serbia 74

Players of the Game

France: Joffrey Lauvergne — 19 points, 6 rebounds

Serbia: Miroslav Raduljica — 21 points, 7 rebounds

 

Finland 81, Ukraine 76

Players of the Game

Finland: Shawn Huff — 23 points, 8 rebounds

Ukraine: Eugene Jeter — 24 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists 

 

Slovenia 89, Mexico 68

Players of the Game

Slovenia: Zoran Dragic — 22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals 

Mexico: Gustavo Ayon — 23 points, 3 rebounds

 

Senegal 82, Puerto Rico 75

Players of the Game

Senegal: Gorgui DIENG 18 points, 13 rebounds

Puerto Rico: Renaldo Balkman — 21 points, 7 rebounds

 

Brazil 79, Iran 50

Players of the Game

Brazil: Alex Garcia — 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals 

Iran: Mohammad Jamshidi — 13 points, 2 rebounds

 

Lithuania 75, Angola 62

Players of the Game

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas — 13 points, 11 rebounds

Angola: Eduardo Mingas — 14 points, 9 rebounds

 

Greece 82, Philippines 70

Players of the Game

Greece: Georgios Printezis — 25 points, 8 rebounds

Philippines: Andray Blatche — 21 points, 14 rebounds

 

USA 98, Turkey 77

Players of the Game

USA: Kenneth Faried — 22 points, 8 rebounds

Turkey: Cenk Akyol — 12 points, 3 rebounds

 

Spain 91, Egypt 54

Players of the Game

Spain: Rudy Fernandez — 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Egypt: Ibrahim Elgamma — 16 points, 5 rebounds

 

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