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The 2002 FIBA World Championship was the 14th FIBA World Championship, the international world championship for men's basketball teams. The tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States from August 29 to September 8, 2002.

2002 FIBA World Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
DatesAugust 29 – September 8
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (2nd title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Germany
Fourth place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Games played62
MVPGermany Dirk Nowitzki
Top scorerGermany Dirk Nowitzki
(24.0 points per game)
1998
2006

Contents

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

At the start of tournament, all 16 participating countries had 12 players on their roster.

Competing nationsEdit

The following nations' teams competed:

Group A Group B Group C Group D

  Angola
  Canada
  Spain
  Yugoslavia

  Brazil
  Lebanon
  Puerto Rico
  Turkey

  Algeria
  China
  Germany
  United States

  Argentina
  New Zealand
  Russia
  Venezuela

Preliminary roundEdit

 
Competing teams
Qualified for the second round
Qualified for the 13th–16th classification round

The top three teams in each group advance to the second round, into either Group E or F. The fourth place team in each group moves onto the 13th–16th classification.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 244 178 +66 6
  Yugoslavia 3 2 1 269 205 +64 5
  Angola 3 1 2 202 275 −73 4
  Canada 3 0 3 199 256 −57 3

August 29, 2002

Yugoslavia   113–63   Angola Conseco Fieldhouse
Canada   54–85   Spain

August 30, 2002

Angola   84–74   Canada RCA Dome
Spain   71–69   Yugoslavia

August 31, 2002

Angola   55–88   Spain RCA Dome
Canada   71–87   Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 280 245 +35 6
  Puerto Rico 3 2 1 263 242 +21 5
  Turkey 3 1 2 268 246 +22 4
  Lebanon 3 0 3 230 308 −78 3

August 29, 2002

Brazil   102–73   Lebanon RCA Dome
Puerto Rico   78–75   Turkey

August 30, 2002

Lebanon   77–99   Puerto Rico Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey   86–88   Brazil

August 31, 2002

Lebanon   80–107   Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Puerto Rico   86–90   Brazil

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 298 212 +86 6
  Germany 3 2 1 277 250 +27 5
  China 3 1 2 237 254 −17 4
  Algeria 3 0 3 212 308 −96 3

August 29, 2002

China   76–88   Germany RCA Dome
United States   110–60   Algeria

August 30, 2002

Germany   87–104   United States RCA Dome
Algeria   82–96   China Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Algeria   70–102   Germany Conseco Fieldhouse
China   65–84   United States RCA Dome

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 319 238 +81 6
  New Zealand 3 2 1 273 278 −5 5
  Russia 3 1 2 248 259 −11 4
  Venezuela 3 0 3 226 291 −65 3

August 29, 2002

New Zealand   90–81   Russia Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina   107–72   Venezuela

August 30, 2002

Venezuela   85–98   New Zealand RCA Dome
Russia   81–100   Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Venezuela   69–86   Russia RCA Dome
New Zealand   85–112   Argentina

Second roundEdit

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the 9th–12th classification

In this stage, the results in the preliminary rounds are combined and the teams who met previously do not play each other a second time. The teams that advanced from Group A and Group B are combined into Group E and teams that advanced from Group C and Group D are combined into Group F.

The top four from each group advance to the knockout stages; the bottom two advance to the Ninth-to-twelfth-place playoffs.

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Puerto Rico 6 5 1 510 488 +22 11 1–0
  Spain 6 5 1 480 391 +89 11 0–1
  Yugoslavia 6 4 2 562 437 +125 10 1–0
  Brazil 6 4 2 502 502 0 10 0–1
  Turkey 6 2 4 496 509 −13 8
  Angola 6 0 6 438 537 −99 6

September 2, 2002

Puerto Rico   85–83   Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey   64–87   Spain RCA Dome
Brazil   86–83 OT   Angola Conseco Fieldhouse

September 3, 2002

Angola   66–86   Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Spain   65–73   Puerto Rico RCA Dome
Yugoslavia   90–69   Brazil RCA Dome

September 4, 2002

Puerto Rico   89–87 2OT   Angola RCA Dome
Turkey   78–110   Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Brazil   67–84   Spain RCA Dome

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 6 6 0 587 466 +121 12
  United States 6 5 1 605 443 +162 11
  Germany 6 4 2 541 485 +56 10
  New Zealand 6 3 3 493 560 −67 9
  Russia 6 2 4 520 536 −16 8
  China 6 1 5 464 538 −74 7

September 2, 2002

New Zealand   64–84   Germany RCA Dome
Russia   82–106   United States Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina   95–71   China RCA Dome

September 3, 2002

China   68–95   Russia RCA Dome
United States   110–62   New Zealand Conseco Fieldhouse
Germany   77–86   Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

September 4, 2002

New Zealand   94–88   China Conseco Fieldhouse
Russia   85–103   Germany RCA Dome
Argentina   87–80   United States Conseco Fieldhouse

Classification roundEdit

13th–16th classificationEdit

 
Thirteenth to sixteenthThirteenth place
 
      
 
September 2
 
 
  Canada91
 
September 3, 2002
 
  Lebanon67
 
  Canada98
 
September 2, 2002
 
  Venezuela97
 
  Algeria83
 
 
  Venezuela98
 
Fifteenth place
 
 
September 3
 
 
  Lebanon70
 
 
  Algeria100

SemifinalsEdit

2 September
Canada   91–67   Lebanon
2 September
Algeria   83–98   Venezuela

15th place playoffEdit

3 September
Lebanon   70–100   Algeria

13th place playoffEdit

3 September
Canada   98–97   Venezuela

9th–12th classificationEdit

 
Ninth to twelfthNinth place
 
      
 
September 6, 2002
 
 
  Turkey94
 
September 7, 2002
 
  China86
 
  Turkey91
 
September 6, 2002
 
  Russia86
 
  Angola66
 
 
  Russia77
 
Eleventh place
 
 
September 7, 2002
 
 
  China84
 
 
  Angola96

SemifinalsEdit

6 September
Turkey   94–86   China
6 September
Russia   77–66   Angola

11th place playoffEdit

7 September
China   84–96   Angola

9th place playoffEdit

7 September
Turkey   91–86   Russia

5th–8th classificationEdit

 
Fifth to eighthFifth place
 
      
 
September 6
 
 
  Puerto Rico74
 
September 7
 
  United States84
 
  United States75
 
September 6
 
  Spain81
 
  Spain105
 
 
  Brazil89
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 7
 
 
  Puerto Rico91
 
 
  Brazil84

SemifinalsEdit

6 September
Spain   105–89   Brazil

7th place playoffEdit

7 September
Puerto Rico   91–84   Brazil

5th place playoffEdit

7 September
United States   75–81   Spain

Final roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
September 5
 
 
  Puerto Rico63
 
September 7
 
  New Zealand65
 
  New Zealand78
 
September 5
 
  Yugoslavia89
 
  Yugoslavia 81
 
September 8
 
  United States78
 
  Yugoslavia (OT)84
 
September 5
 
  Argentina77
 
  Spain62
 
September 7
 
  Germany70
 
  Germany80
 
September 5
 
  Argentina86 Third place
 
  Brazil67
 
September 8
 
  Argentina78
 
  New Zealand94
 
 
  Germany117
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

5 September
17:30
Spain   62–70   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 16–20, 21–6, 10–24
Pts: Navarro 21
Rebs: Jiménez 9
Asts: Rodríguez 5
Pts: Nowitzki 20
Rebs: Okulaja 8
Asts: Demirel 4
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SVN), Stefano Cazzaro (ITA)
5 September
17:30
Argentina   78–67   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 18–16, 11–13, 22–13, 27–25
Pts: Oberto 19
Rebs: Oberto 8
Asts: Ginóbili 5
Pts: Mazzuchini 20
Rebs: Varejão 7
Asts: Klafke 3
RCA Dome, Indianapolis
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Memduh Öget (TUR)
5 September
20:00
Puerto Rico   63–65   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 11–14, 18–17, 15–17, 19–18
Pts: Ayuso 24
Rebs: Ortiz 10
Asts: Arroyo 7
Pts: Jones 21
Rebs: Boucher 8
Asts: Dickel 8
RCA Dome, Indianapolis
Attendance: 4,378
Referees: Romuladas Brazauskas (LTU), Efim Resser (BRA)
5 September
20:00
United States   78–81   Yugoslavia
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 16–20, 22–12, 20–29
Pts: Miller 19
Rebs: O'Neal 8
Asts: Miller 7
Pts: Stojaković 20
Rebs: Divac 11
Asts: Stojaković 4
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 5,362
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), Carlos Renato dos Santos (BRA)

SemifinalsEdit

7 September
13:15
Germany   80–86   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 11–16, 30–20, 21–23, 18–27
Pts: Nowitzki 24
Rebs: Nowitzki 11
Asts: Demirel 5
Pts: Sconochini 18
Rebs: Wolkowyski 7
Asts: Sánchez 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Iztok Rems (SVN), Carlos Renato dos Santos (BRA)
7 September
15:30
New Zealand   78–89   Yugoslavia
Scoring by quarter: 30–19, 18–20, 10–27, 20–23
Pts: Penney 24
Rebs: Cameron 8
Asts: Dickel 5
Pts: Koturović 18
Rebs: Jarić 8
Asts: Jarić 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Eduardo Sancha (ESP), Yosuke Miyatake (JPN)

3rd place playoffEdit

8 September
12:30
New Zealand   94–117   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 27–35, 21–39, 13–22, 33–21
Pts: Jones 26
Rebs: Boucher 7
Asts: Cameron 8
Pts: Nowitzki 29
Rebs: Nowitzki 8
Asts: Demirel 7
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 2,000
Referees: Stefano Cazzaro (ITA), Pablo Alberto Estevez (ARG)

FinalEdit

8 September
15:00
Yugoslavia   84–77 (OT)   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 17–20, 11–18, 23–18, Overtime: 9–2
Pts: Bodiroga 27
Rebs: Koturović 9
Asts: Bodiroga 3
Pts: Oberto 28
Rebs: Oberto 10
Asts: Sánchez 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 17,079
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)

AwardsEdit

 2002 World Championship Winner 
 
Yugoslavia
Fifth title
Tournament MVP
  Dirk Nowitzki

Final rankingsEdit

 
2002 FIBA World Championship final rankings.
Rank Team Record
1   Yugoslavia 7–2
2   Argentina 8–1
3   Germany 6–3
4   New Zealand 4–5
5   Spain 7–2
6   United States 6–3
7   Puerto Rico 6–3
8   Brazil 4–5
9   Turkey 4–4
10   Russia 3–5
11   Angola 2–6
12   China 1–7
13   Canada 2–3
14   Venezuela 1–4
15   Algeria 1–4
16   Lebanon 0–5

All tournament teamEdit

Top scorers (ppg)Edit

ReferencesEdit


External linksEdit