Team USA and Germany are set to face off for the Semi-Finals in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. As many NBA fans should be aware, the FIBA World Cup is an international basketball tournament and an opportunity for athletes to bring honor and prestige to their country.
Although Team USA is considered the overwhelming favorite by many to win this tournament, they will first have to make the FIBA World Cup Finals. In order to do so, Team USA will have to defeat Germany, another team that has done quite well so far in the tournament.
With that being said, let us take a closer look at the expected rosters and other details for both sides. After all, that will help NBA fans in forming a prediction regarding the outcome of the game.
Team USA is favored over Germany in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Semi-Finals
While Team USA was undefeated for the majority of the FIBA World Cup, they ended up suffering a surprising loss to Lithuania. Thankfully, that game was merely for seeding purposes, Although Anthony Edwards didn’t play well, Team USA rallied back in their quarterfinal matchup against Italy and ended up winning with a final score of 63-100.
Germany has been a surprising contender for the FIBA World Cup. Although the team wasn’t given much attention by the mainstream media, we shouldn’t forget that they defeated talented teams such as Australia, Slovenia, and Latvia to qualify for the FIBA World Cup Semi-Finals.
Since USA will be considered the favorite to win this game, Germany will have to put the best possible lineup on the floor in order to increase their chances of winning. That said, here are the expected rosters for both sides.
Team USA roster
- Jalen Brunson
- Austin Reaves
- Mikal Bridges
- Anthony Edwards
- Jaren Jackson Jr
Team Germany roster
- Dennis Schroder
- Issac Bonga
- Daniel Thies
- Franz Wagner
- Johannes Voigtmann
As we can tell, Team Germany has several NBA stars on their roster. That also explains how they were able to make it all the way to the Semi-Finals of the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
Unfortunately for German basketball fans, their team is simply not favored to win this game against a much more talented and experienced United States. Although Germany has enough firepower to make this a good fight, we have Team USA winning against them and moving on to the 2023 FIBA World Cup Finals.