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FIBA World Cup 2019: Czech Republic vs USA - Live Score & Updates

FINAL WHISTLE: Czech Republic 67-88 USA
Updated: 01 September 2019 19:47 IST - Published: 01 September 2019 18:43 IST
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That's it for Team USA's opening game of the World Cup as they overcome a brave Czech Republic team to take the win. There were positive for both teams, and the United States did plenty to silence those that questioned the team following a shock warm-up defeat to Australia.

This is Tristan Elliott signing off for Sportskeeda Basketball. Stay tuned to the site for more coverage of the FIBA Basketball World Cup!
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Top performers from the game:
Czech Republic: Vojtech Hruban - 13 points, 3 rebounds
Tomas Satoransky - 17 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds
Team USA: Kemba Walker - 13 points on 75% shooting from the field, 4 assists
Donovan Mitchell - 16 points, 2 assists and 1 steal
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Huge cheers for the Czech Republic team from the home crowd
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TEAM USA wins 88-67
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The Czech Republic hold the ball to close the game
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The Celtics man gets to the free-throw line but misses both of his attempts
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Marcus Smart has been quiet in the fourth after a terrific third quarter
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39.0 seconds left and Balvin heads to the bench
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Balvin once again gets to the line and knocks down 1 of his 2 attempts
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White easily gets past Balvin to extend the lead to 22
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Harris' attempt from deep is in-and-out before Balvin is called for the offensive foul
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The Czech Republic's offense has improved in the second half, although Team USA have also raised their game
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Balvin misses a wide-open jump shot before Palyza knocks down the three
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Gregg Popovich looks happy on the sideline as his team head towards an opening win 
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Mitchell picks up the personal foul before being replaced by Jaylen Brown
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Tatum also heads to the bench as Derrick White comes in
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Lopez misses his own three before Sirina is called for travelling
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Peterka makes the three following Marcus Smarts' turnover
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The Utah Jazz star has come alive in the second quarter
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Donovan Mitchell dances through the Czech defense before throwing it down!
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Pumprla draws the foul but misses both free throws. Joe Harris brings down the rebound
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Donovan Mitchell connects with a long two and the Czech Republic looks defeated with just over five minutes to go in the 4th
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Khris Middleton is also rested as Joe Harris comes on
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Marcus Smart comes back on for the excellent Kemba Walker
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Excellent defense from Middleton before Harrison Barnes makes an easy layup
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Pumprla and Tatum both miss layups
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Middleton responds with his own three
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Pumprla grabs to offensive rebounds in quick succession, and Hruban connects from deep
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The Czech Republic seem on the verge of making a run, although the USA is currently keeping them at bay
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Timeout called with 8.04 left in the fourth. Team USA leads by 20
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Tatum's three-point effort is blocked, but Satoransky throws out the ball out of play as he attempts to set up a quick basket
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Auda draws the foul but misses both free throws
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Kemba Walker responds with a huge step-back effort from deep
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The Czech Republic start the quarter with back-to-back layups
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4th quarter gets underway
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Despite trailing, Satoransky has been excellent for the Czech Republic and he has 15 points
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White missed the three-attempt as time expired, although Team USA is in a strong position heading into the final quarter
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Team USA leads by 18 at the end of the third
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However, Middleton soon dampens the crowd as he connects with a long jump shot at the buzzer
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HUGE dunk from Satoransky
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Barnes also drew the foul, and he collects an extra point from the free throw line
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Joe Harris finds Harrison Barnes and Barnes makes the layup
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Plumlee misses a simple tip-in before Bohacik attempts another three but can't connect this time
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Joe Harris responds with his own three 
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Bohacik nails the three to narrow the lead back down to 14
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Marcus Smart claims the assists, and the Boston Celtics man has made a huge impact in the 3rd
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Excellent ball movement from Czech Republic but Donovan Mitchell punishes the team following a missed three
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Smart gets inside the paint again to lay it in.