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FIBA World Cup Game of the Day: Australia vs Lithuania

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In a key matchup between the current second and third place teams in Group D, Australia and Lithuania look to lock up in a key matchup later today as they both attempt to keep within striking distance of first place Slovenia.

Australia comes into Tuesday’s group game with a 1-1 FIBA World Cup tournament record, while the Lithuanians are still stainless at 2-0.

Lithuania comes into the contest against Australia after a loss against Slovenia and a huge win over Korea. Lithuania enters today’s contest with wins over Mexico and Angola.

Australia has been led by Aron Baynes‘ 17 points and 8.5 rebounds per game through two games; Lithuania’s NBA-er Jonas Valanciunas has led his club with 14 points and nine rebounds per contest. 

Here’s the skinny for today’s World Cup Game of the Day between the Aussies and Lithuania.

Time: 11:30 a.m. (ET)

TV: Watch ESPN

Last Three Meetings

Australia 106, Lithuania 75 — 2008

Lithuania 78, Australia 57 — 2006

Lithuania 100, Australia 85 — 2004

Players To Watch

Australia — Dante Exum, Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles, Ryan Broekhoff

Lithuania — Jonas Valanciunas, Donatas Montiejunas, Jonas Maciulis

 

Prediction: Lithuania 75, Australia 61

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