USA vs SER Dream11 : USA vie it out for 5-8 placed spots after suffering a stunning defeat to France in the quarter-finals
Under severe backlash ever since yesterday’s gaffe, for USA, today’s clash against Serbia comes bearing with it immense ramifications. With the side bundled out of the FIBA Basketball World Cup after losing to France yesterday, the side are left fighting it out to reserve a spot in the 5-8 rankings bracket when they clash heads against Serbia today.
Whilst USA were undefeated going into yesterday’s clash against France, things were far from comfortable for the side who were yet to win a match with conviction. Their rotations and three point play left plenty to be desired from and it’s what acted as a hurdle from the outfit when they took a resolute and defensively astute French side in the quarter-final on Wednesday.
Letting a 6 point lead slip through their hands, USA allowed France to trounce them in the culminating quarter, losing the final quarter 23-16 to be put down 89-79 on the night. It’s a result which has seen the side come under massive flak with people questioning the lack of a proper gameplan and the performance of players from whom much wasn’t expected to start with.
Elsewhere Serbia, ended up losing by a similar 10 pint margin in what was also an unprecedented result from the land of the dramatic world cup with the side being swept apart by Argentina. The 89-79 result in the opening quarter-final sees the side partake in today’s clash, one they’ll like to win and exit the world cup with something to cheer about.
Probable Playing 5
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic, Vladimir Lucic, Nikola Milutinov, Stefan Bircevic
Donovan Mitchell, Kemba Walker, Joe Harris, Harrison Barnes, Myles Turner
USA vs SER Match Prediction
After their quarter-final clashes shaped out, determining a winner from today’s clash s a dicey proposition. Both these sides have shown enough glimpses of their staunch stature but have been equally dismal at crucial junctures of the tournamnet as well, a predicament which ultimately lead to their demise in the tournamnet.
What just about favours USA in this clash is their attacking place and ball movement, something which should leave Serbia huffing and puffing and take USA to a win today.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Serbia Vs USA
Date And Time: 12th September, Thursday- 4:30pm
Venue: Dongguan Basketball Center, Dongguan
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
- Donovan Mitchell, Kemba Walker
- Bogdan Bogdanovic
- Donovan Mitchell
Best Ball Stealer
- Vladimir Lucic
- Donovan Mitchell
USA vs SER Dream11 Point Guard
Although Kemba Walker was someone we always opted for whenever USA were functioning, the point guard exits our side for today’s encounter owing to his hefty price tag and dwindling performances over the last couple of matches. Derrick White was given some good playing time yesterday as Walker faltered and at just 7.5 credits, he’s someone who offers excellent value given his price.
USA vs SER Dream11 Shooting Guard
If it wasn’t for Donovan Mitchell yesterday, USA would have found themselves suffering a chastening defeat, one where they might have not been able to fathom together the stomach for a fight. The point guard was in tremendous form, spurred on by the eventual berth in the semi-final which saw him register an incredible all round display.
While he was untouchable in attack, registering 29 points and 6 rebounds along with the 4 assists, his 2 steals in defence manifested his tenacity, seeing him become an instant selection for us. Elsewhere with 21 points against Argentina, we are opting to get in Serbia’s Bogdan Bogdanovic given his immense skill set when it comes to shooting open threes and pulling off field goals.
USA vs SER Dream11 Small Forward
We have opted for USA’s Khris Middleton over where with the small forward set to get a good amount of time on the court today. Being USA’s final match at the world cup, the side will be looking to give their lesser player players some good time out in the middle and given their centre play and impeccable ball movement, Middleton should get good points for us.
Serbia’s Vladimir Lucic comes into our side as well after he registered some good points against Argentina previously which included the 2 blocks.
USA vs SER Dream11 Power Forward
Nemanja Bjelica has played a pivotal role for Serbia in the attacking facet, someone who has been critical to the side in not just the attacking side of things but has more than ardently been a staunch figure for them in defence as well, setting himself nicely under his side’s pole. Against USA who flourish on the small plays. Nemnaja will play a crucial role in curtailing their soirees inside the circle and should get good blocks and steals today.
USA vs SER Dream11 Centre
Nikola Jokic has shown why he’s considered to be one of Serbia’s most important players with his displays at the ongoing world cup. The centre was not only quick to latch onto rebounds but was more than willing to put up a screen and layup the ball for the rest of his side to ensure the side kept registering points from the play set up inside the circle.
Brook Lopez from USA completes our Dream 11 side for today’s encounter.
USA vs SER Dream11 Star Player
USA’s Donovan has been chosen as our side’s star performer for today’s match.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.