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The FIBA Basketball World CUp is underway. The USA will attempt to defend their title, but will have to do so without Paul George following his horrific injury. In the meantime, several nations should put up quite a fight, especially late in the knockout stages. But for now, the Americans will have to deal with Turkey, the team they beat in the Finals last time, as well as four others. For the tournament, we’re here to to present predictions for how things will turn out.
Correctly picking a team to advance past the group stage is worth one point. Furthermore, picking the #1 team from each group exactly is worth four points, followed by three points for exactly guessing each group’s #2 team, and so on.
So check below for the Group Stage picks, as well as a list of the teams in each group. The first four teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage.
|Group B||Argentina||Croatia||Greece||Philippines||Puerto Rico||Senegal|
|Group C||Dominican Republic||Finland||New Zealand||Turkey||Ukraine||USA|
|Group D||Angola||Australia||Lithuania||Mexico||Slovenia||South Korea|
|2nd Place||Puerto Rico||Greece||Greece||Greece|
|4th Place||Senegal||Senegal||Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico|
|3rd Place||Dominican Republic||Ukraine||Dominican Republic||New Zealand|
|4th Place||New Zealand||Dominican Republic||New Zealand||Dominican Republic|