The USA react and reverse the situation (15-17). Belgium are on the ropes but Vervoort fires an essential long-distance shot (17-17). 20 seconds from the end Celis equalizes at the end of the clock. Video arbitration confirms the validity of the basket (18-18). Head to the extension.
The hero Vervoort comes out of his box out of his box again. He forces fouls and gets two free throws. He converts them and validates the Belgian success (20-18).
With this third victory in three matches, the Belgians also take a good option on first place in group D. We will have to finish the job this evening against Austria at 9:30 p.m.
Our national team, 4th in the FIBA ranking, is playing its first 3×3 World Cup after finishing 4th at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.
The winner of each group qualifies for the quarter-finals. The teams ranked 2nd and 3rd face each other in the round of 16. The round of 16 and quarter-finals will be played on Saturday. Semi-finals and finals for bronze and gold will follow on Sunday. The ladies’ final will start at 8:55 p.m., the men’s at 9:30 p.m.