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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 01, 2019 14:17 GMT

FINAL WHISTLE: Czech Republic 67-88 USA

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14:17 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

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!

14:12 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

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

14:07 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Huge cheers for the Czech Republic team from the home crowd

14:06 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

TEAM USA wins 88-67

14:05 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

The Czech Republic hold the ball to close the game

14:05 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

The Celtics man gets to the free-throw line but misses both of his attempts

14:05 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Marcus Smart has been quiet in the fourth after a terrific third quarter

14:04 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

39.0 seconds left and Balvin heads to the bench

14:04 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Balvin once again gets to the line and knocks down 1 of his 2 attempts

14:03 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

White easily gets past Balvin to extend the lead to 22

14:03 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Harris' attempt from deep is in-and-out before Balvin is called for the offensive foul

14:02 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

The Czech Republic's offense has improved in the second half, although Team USA have also raised their game

14:01 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Balvin misses a wide-open jump shot before Palyza knocks down the three

14:00 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Gregg Popovich looks happy on the sideline as his team head towards an opening win 

13:59 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Mitchell picks up the personal foul before being replaced by Jaylen Brown

13:59 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Tatum also heads to the bench as Derrick White comes in

13:59 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Lopez misses his own three before Sirina is called for travelling

13:58 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Peterka makes the three following Marcus Smarts' turnover

13:58 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

The Utah Jazz star has come alive in the second quarter

13:57 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Donovan Mitchell dances through the Czech defense before throwing it down!

13:56 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Pumprla draws the foul but misses both free throws. Joe Harris brings down the rebound

13:56 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Donovan Mitchell connects with a long two and the Czech Republic looks defeated with just over five minutes to go in the 4th

13:55 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Khris Middleton is also rested as Joe Harris comes on

13:54 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Marcus Smart comes back on for the excellent Kemba Walker

13:54 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Excellent defense from Middleton before Harrison Barnes makes an easy layup

13:53 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Pumprla and Tatum both miss layups

13:53 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Middleton responds with his own three

13:52 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Pumprla grabs to offensive rebounds in quick succession, and Hruban connects from deep

13:51 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

The Czech Republic seem on the verge of making a run, although the USA is currently keeping them at bay

13:51 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Timeout called with 8.04 left in the fourth. Team USA leads by 20

13:50 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

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

13:49 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Auda draws the foul but misses both free throws

13:48 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Kemba Walker responds with a huge step-back effort from deep

13:48 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

The Czech Republic start the quarter with back-to-back layups

13:47 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

13:47 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

4th quarter gets underway

13:47 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Despite trailing, Satoransky has been excellent for the Czech Republic and he has 15 points

13:45 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

White missed the three-attempt as time expired, although Team USA is in a strong position heading into the final quarter

13:45 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Team USA leads by 18 at the end of the third

13:44 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

However, Middleton soon dampens the crowd as he connects with a long jump shot at the buzzer

13:43 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

HUGE dunk from Satoransky

13:42 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Barnes also drew the foul, and he collects an extra point from the free throw line

13:42 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Joe Harris finds Harrison Barnes and Barnes makes the layup

13:40 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Plumlee misses a simple tip-in before Bohacik attempts another three but can't connect this time

13:40 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Joe Harris responds with his own three 

13:40 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Bohacik nails the three to narrow the lead back down to 14

13:39 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Marcus Smart claims the assists, and the Boston Celtics man has made a huge impact in the 3rd

13:38 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Excellent ball movement from Czech Republic but Donovan Mitchell punishes the team following a missed three

13:37 (GMT)1 SEP 2019

Smart gets inside the paint again to lay it in. 
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