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The 2010 FIBA World Championship was the 16th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship contested by the men's national teams. The tournament ran from August 28 to September 12, 2010. It was co-organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Turkish Basketball Federation and the 2010 Organizing Committee. It was considered as prestigious a competition as the Olympic Basketball Tournament.[1] The tournament was hosted by Turkey.

2010 FIBA World Championship
2010 FIBA Dünya Basketbol Şampiyonası
FIBA 2010 logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryTurkey
DatesAugust 28 – September 12
Teams24
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (4th title)
Runners-up Turkey
Third place Lithuania
Fourth place Serbia
Tournament statistics
MVPUnited States Kevin Durant
Top scorerArgentina Luis Scola
(27.1 points per game)
2006
2014

For the third time (after the 1986 and 2006 tournaments), the World Championship had 24 competing nations. As a result, the group stage games were played in four cities, and the knockout round was hosted by Istanbul.

The United States won the tournament for their fourth time after going undefeated in the Opening Round and beating host Turkey in the final.

The draw for the Championship took place on December 15, 2009 in Istanbul.[2] Teams were drawn into four preliminary round groups of six teams each. Teams first played a round-robin schedule, with the top sixteen teams advancing to the knockout stage.[3]

Contents

BidEdit

2010 FIBA World Championship bidding results
Nations Round 1 Round 2
  Turkey
7
10
  France
8
9
  Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro and Slovenia
4

Three bids from six countries – France, Turkey, and a joint bid from former Yugoslav republics Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia – made their final presentation during the FIBA's 20-member Central Board in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 5, 2004. Previously, Australia and New Zealand, Italy, Russia and Puerto Rico announced their intention to bid from the tournament, but withdrew their bids prior to the votes. France won the first round of voting, but Turkey eventually won the right to host after the joint bidders were knocked out in the first round.[4]

The tournament was the first time that Turkey has hosted the event and marked the first World Championship held in Europe since the 1998 FIBA World Championship was held in Greece.

VenuesEdit

Below is a list of the venues which hosted games during the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Each preliminary round group was hosted in a single arena in Kayseri (Group A), Istanbul (Group B), Ankara (Group C), and İzmir (Group D). The knockout phase then moved to Istanbul's Sinan Erdem Dome. Ankara Arena, completed in 2010, and Kadir Has Arena, completed in 2008, were built for the championships, while the other three arenas underwent renovations for the event.

Turkey Istanbul
 
 
Ankara
 
Istanbul (2)
 
İzmir
 
Kayseri
 
 
Abdi İpekçi Arena
 
Sinan Erdem Dome
Preliminary round Knockout stage
Ankara İzmir Kayseri Istanbul
Ankara Arena
Capacity: 11,000[5]
Halkapınar Sport Hall
Capacity: 10,000[6]
Kadir Has Arena
Capacity: 7,500[7]
Abdi İpekçi Arena
Capacity: 12,500[8]
Sinan Erdem Dome
Capacity: 16,500 (22,500)[9]
         

QualifyingEdit

 
Qualified countries are in blue; those in yellow failed to qualify, and those in dark gray did not enter qualifying.

Turkey automatically qualified as the host country, and the United States also received an automatic berth for winning the 2008 Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament.

Most other teams secured their places in continental qualifying tournaments (three from Africa, three from Asia, two from Oceania, four from the Americas, and six from Europe). FIBA invited four "wild card" teams to fill out the twenty-four team field.

Wild cardsEdit

The four wild cards were determined by FIBA through criteria. For example, a team must have played in the Zone's qualification tournament to receive recommendation.[10] Also, in order for every team to have an opportunity for a wild card, a maximum of three teams from any Zone can be allotted a wild card entry. Once these requirements are satisfied, FIBA then looks at other important factors. Those include popularity of basketball within the country, success of the team, and government support for the team's National Federation. As of 2009, FIBA now requires that wild card candidates pay a late registration fee to be considered.[11]

Fourteen teams paid the 500,000 € fee to apply for one of the four wild card spots. FIBA then whittled down the teams to eight semifinalists – Cameroon, Germany, Great Britain, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Nigeria, and Russia.[12] On Saturday, December 12, FIBA awarded Germany, Lebanon, Lithuania and Russia the four wild cards.[13]

List of qualified teamsEdit

The following 24 teams qualified for the final tournament (FIBA World Ranking at start of tournament in parentheses):[14]

Group DrawEdit

The draw held on December 15 divided the qualified teams into four groups of six, groups A, B, C, and D, as listed for the preliminary round. Aside from the fact that those teams in the same line would not be in the same preliminary round groups, there were no other restrictions on how teams may be drawn.

Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line 6

  United States
  Argentina
  Spain
  Greece

  Serbia
  Slovenia
  France
  Turkey

  Brazil
  Puerto Rico
  Canada
  Australia

  Croatia
  Russia
  Lithuania
  Germany

  China
  Iran
  Lebanon
  Angola

  Jordan
  Tunisia
  New Zealand
  Ivory Coast

SquadsEdit

 
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 with the livery of the 2010 FIBA World Championship at the Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul. The company was among the official sponsors of the tournament.

At the start of tournament, all 24 participating countries had 12 players on their rosters. Final squads for the tournament were due on August 26, two days before the start of competition.[15]

Angola and the United States were the only teams made up of entirely domestic players (Jordan and Russia each had 11 domestic players). Slovenia was the only team composed entirely of individuals playing outside the domestic league. The Canada squad also consisted entirely of individuals playing outside the country, but at that time Canada had no professional league operating exclusively in the country (a minor professional league was scheduled to begin play in 2011). The National Basketball Association, based in the U.S., has a Canadian team, and several minor leagues operate on both sides of the U.S.—Canada border. Four Canadian squad members played in U.S.-based competitions—two with U.S.-based NBA teams, and two for Gonzaga University's team. Forty-one NBA players were selected to compete in the tournament, the most of any league.

Preparation matchesEdit

Acropolis TournamentEdit

Greece and Serbia both began the tournament shorthanded when each had two players suspended for their roles in a brawl at the World Championship tuneup Acropolis Tournament, held in mid-August. The two teams engaged in a chaotic brawl with 2:40 left when Greece's Antonis Fotsis threatened Serbia's Miloš Teodosić after Teodosić committed a foul.[16] The fight spilled off the floor and into the locker room tunnel; the game was thus terminated with final score the score at the time of the interruption (74–73 for Greece). Serbian center Nenad Krstić was arrested and held overnight for throwing a chair in the brawl.

For their roles in the melee, Krstić was suspended for the first three games of the tournament, while Teodosić, and Greece's Fotsis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis were suspended for the first two games. Both Greek coach Jonas Kazlauskas and Serbian coach Dušan Ivković criticized FIBA for waiting until less than 48 hours before the tournament – over a week after the brawl – to announce the suspensions, citing the unfairness of playing shorthanded for the first games.[17] Greece eventually won their first two games in spite of the suspensions, while Serbia won two of their first three games.

Bamberg Super CupEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

 
2010 FIBA World Championship final rankings.

The top four finishers in each of the four preliminary round groups advanced to the sixteen team, single-elimination knockout stage, where Group A teams would meet Group B teams and Group C would meet Group D. European teams proved the most successful in the first round, as nine of the ten teams advanced to the knockout stage (only Germany did not progress). Both Oceanian teams qualified for the next round, as did three of the five FIBA Americas teams. The three African and four Asian teams struggled, with only Angola and China reaching the knockout stage after each finished fourth place in their group.

There were few surprises in the early round; each team that advanced to the knockout stage was ranked in the top 20 of the FIBA World Ranking at the time of the tournament. Defending champions Spain struggled early, losing two of their first three games before recovering to finish second in Group D. Argentina and the United States, the two top teams in the FIBA rankings, both cruised to the knockout phase, as the United States went 5–0 and Argentina went 4–1, with their only loss coming to Number 5 ranked Serbia.

Tie-breaking procedureEdit

At the end of the preliminary round, any ties will be broken by the following criteria, ordered from the one that will be applied first to the last:

  1. Game results between tied teams
  2. Goal average between games of the tied teams
  3. Goal average for all games of the tied teams
  4. Drawing of lots

Group A (Kayseri)Edit

Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Serbia 5 4 1 465 356 +109 9 1–0
  Argentina 5 4 1 413 379 +34 9 0–1
  Australia 5 3 2 381 341 +40 8  
  Angola 5 2 3 340 414 −74 7 1–0
  Germany 5 2 3 378 402 −24 7 0–1
  Jordan 5 0 5 361 446 −85 5  
28 August 2010
Australia   76–75   Jordan Kadir Has Arena, Kayseri
Angola   44–94   Serbia Kadir Has Arena
Germany   74–78   Argentina Kadir Has Arena
29 August 2010
Jordan   65–79   Angola Kadir Has Arena
Serbia   81–82 2OT   Germany Kadir Has Arena
Argentina   74–72   Australia Kadir Has Arena
30 August 2010
Jordan   69–112   Serbia Kadir Has Arena
Australia   78–43   Germany Kadir Has Arena
Angola   70–91   Argentina Kadir Has Arena
1 September 2010
Serbia   94–79   Australia Kadir Has Arena
Germany   88–92 OT   Angola Kadir Has Arena
Argentina   88–79   Jordan Kadir Has Arena
2 September 2010
Angola   55–76   Australia Kadir Has Arena
Argentina   82–84   Serbia Kadir Has Arena
Jordan   73–91   Germany Kadir Has Arena

Group B (Istanbul)Edit

Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 5 0 455 331 +124 10
  Slovenia 5 4 1 393 376 +17 9
  Brazil 5 3 2 398 354 +44 8
  Croatia 5 2 3 395 407 −12 7
  Iran 5 1 4 301 367 −66 6
  Tunisia 5 0 5 300 407 −107 5
28 August 2010
Tunisia   56–80   Slovenia Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
United States   106–78   Croatia Abdi İpekçi Arena
Iran   65–81   Brazil Abdi İpekçi Arena
29 August 2010
Slovenia   77–99   United States Abdi İpekçi Arena
Croatia   75–54   Iran Abdi İpekçi Arena
Brazil   80–65   Tunisia Abdi İpekçi Arena
30 August 2010
Slovenia   91–84   Croatia Abdi İpekçi Arena
Tunisia   58–71   Iran Abdi İpekçi Arena
United States   70–68   Brazil Abdi İpekçi Arena
1 September 2010
Croatia   84–64   Tunisia Abdi İpekçi Arena
Iran   51–88   United States Abdi İpekçi Arena
Brazil   77–80   Slovenia Abdi İpekçi Arena
2 September 2010
United States   92–57   Tunisia Abdi İpekçi Arena
Slovenia   65–60   Iran Abdi İpekçi Arena
Brazil   92–74   Croatia Abdi İpekçi Arena

Group C (Ankara)Edit

Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Turkey 5 5 0 393 285 +108 10  
  Russia 5 4 1 365 346 +19 9  
  Greece 5 3 2 403 370 +33 8  
  China 5 1 4 360 422 −62 6 1−1, 1.0127
  Puerto Rico 5 1 4 386 401 −15 6 1−1, 0.9939
  Ivory Coast 5 1 4 334 417 −83 6 1−1, 0.9938
28 August 2010
Greece   89–81   China Ankara Arena
Russia   75–66   Puerto Rico Ankara Arena
Ivory Coast   47–86   Turkey Ankara Arena
29 August 2010
China   83–73   Ivory Coast Ankara Arena
Puerto Rico   80–83   Greece Ankara Arena
Turkey   65–56   Russia Ankara Arena
31 August 2010
Russia   72–66   Ivory Coast Ankara Arena
Puerto Rico   84–76   China Ankara Arena
Greece   65–76   Turkey Ankara Arena
1 September 2010
China   80–89   Russia Ankara Arena
Ivory Coast   60–97   Greece Ankara Arena
Turkey   79–77   Puerto Rico Ankara Arena
2 September 2010
Puerto Rico   79–88   Ivory Coast Ankara Arena
Greece   69–73   Russia Ankara Arena
Turkey   87–40   China Ankara Arena

Group D (Izmir)Edit

Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Lithuania 5 5 0 391 341 +50 10  
  Spain 5 3 2 420 356 +64 8 1−1, 1.0705
  New Zealand 5 3 2 424 400 +24 8 1−1, 0.9708
  France 5 3 2 351 339 +12 8 1−1, 0.9595
  Lebanon 5 1 4 339 440 −101 6  
  Canada 5 0 5 330 379 −49 5  
28 August 2010
New Zealand   79–92   Lithuania İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Canada   71–81   Lebanon İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
France   72–66   Spain İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
29 August 2010
Lithuania   70–68   Canada İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
Lebanon   59–86   France İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
Spain   101–84   New Zealand İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
31 August 2010
New Zealand   108–76   Lebanon İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
France   68–63   Canada İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
Spain   73–76   Lithuania İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
1 September 2010
Canada   61–71   New Zealand İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
Lebanon   57–91   Spain İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
Lithuania   69–55   France İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
2 September 2010
Spain   89–67   Canada İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
Lebanon   66–84   Lithuania İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall
New Zealand   82–70   France İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall

Final round (Istanbul)Edit

Championship bracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
September 4, 2010
 
 
  Serbia73
 
September 8, 2010
 
  Croatia72
 
  Serbia92
 
September 4, 2010
 
  Spain89
 
  Spain80
 
September 11, 2010
 
  Greece72
 
  Serbia82
 
September 5, 2010
 
  Turkey83
 
  Turkey95
 
September 8, 2010
 
  France77
 
  Turkey95
 
September 5, 2010
 
  Slovenia68
 
  Slovenia87
 
September 12, 2010
 
  Australia58
 
  Turkey64
 
September 6, 2010
 
  United States81
 
  United States121
 
September 9, 2010
 
  Angola66
 
  United States89
 
September 6, 2010
 
  Russia79
 
  Russia78
 
September 11, 2010
 
  New Zealand56
 
  United States89
 
September 7, 2010
 
  Lithuania74 Third place
 
  Lithuania78
 
September 9, 2010September 12, 2010
 
  China67
 
  Lithuania104  Serbia88
 
September 7, 2010
 
  Argentina85   Lithuania99
 
  Argentina93
 
 
  Brazil89
 

Consolation bracketEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
September 10, 2010
 
 
  Spain97
 
September 12, 2010
 
  Slovenia80
 
  Spain81
 
September 10, 2010
 
  Argentina86
 
  Russia61
 
 
  Argentina73
 
Seventh place
 
 
September 11, 2010
 
 
  Slovenia78
 
 
  Russia83

Round of 16Edit

September 4
18:00
Serbia   73–72   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 19–27, 15–9, 20–14, 19–22
Pts: Krstić 16
Rebs: Tepić 7
Asts: Tepić 4
Pts: Popović 21
Rebs: Tomić 8
Asts: Popović 5
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 4
21:00
Spain   80–72   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 15–12, 15–20, 28–21
Pts: Navarro 22
Rebs: Reyes 10
Asts: Rubio 6
Pts: Zisis 16
Rebs: Fotsis 7
Asts: Spanoulis 3
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 5
18:00
Slovenia   87–58   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 16–8, 26–13, 29–24, 16–13
Pts: Lakovič 19
Rebs: Rizvić 5
Asts: Dragić 8
Pts: Ingles 13
Rebs: Nielsen 8
Asts: Mills 3
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 5
21:00
Turkey   95–77   France
Scoring by quarter: 19–14, 24–14, 28–17, 24–32
Pts: Türkoğlu 20
Rebs: İlyasova 5
Asts: Tunçeri 3
Pts: Diaw 21
Rebs: Diaw 5
Asts: Piétrus 4
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 6
18:00
United States   121–66   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 33–13, 32–25, 26–18, 30–10
Pts: Billups 19
Rebs: Odom 8
Asts: Rose, Westbrook 6
Pts: Gomes 21
Rebs: Ambrosio 7
Asts: Morais 4
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Samir Abaakil (MAR)
September 6
21:00
Russia   78–56   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 13–15, 18–12, 20–13, 27–16
Pts: Vorontsevich 18
Rebs: Vorontsevich 11
Asts: Ponkrashov 7
Pts: Penney 21
Rebs: Vukona 5
Asts: Penney 2
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 7
18:00
Lithuania   78–67   China
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 26–18, 21–11, 14–16
Pts: Kleiza 30
Rebs: Kleiza 9
Asts: Kalnietis 5
Pts: Liu 21
Rebs: Yi 12
Asts: Wang S, Wang Z 3
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 7
21:00
Argentina   93–89   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 25–25, 21–23, 20–18, 27–23
Pts: Scola 37
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Prigioni 8
Pts: Huertas 32
Rebs: Splitter 5
Asts: Splitter 2
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000

QuarterfinalsEdit

September 8
18:00
Serbia   92–89   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 27–23, 22–18, 18–23, 25–25
Pts: Veličković 17
Rebs: Krstić 9
Asts: Teodosić 8
Pts: Navarro 27
Rebs: Garbajosa 6
Asts: Navarro 5
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 8
21:00
Turkey   95–68   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 27–14, 23–17, 21–12, 24–25
Pts: İlyasova 19
Rebs: İlyasova 5
Asts: Türkoğlu 7
Pts: Nachbar 16
Rebs: Brezec 5
Asts: Bečirovič 6
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 9
18:00
United States   89–79   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 25–25, 19–14, 26–17, 19–23
Pts: Durant 33
Rebs: Odom 12
Asts: Billups 5
Pts: Bykov 17
Rebs: Vorontsevich 12
Asts: Khvostov 5
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Reynaldo Antonio Mercedes Sanchez (DOM), José Martín (ESP), Jakob Zamojski (POL)
September 9
21:00
Lithuania   104–85   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 28–18, 22–12, 35–23, 19–32
Pts: Jasaitis 19
Rebs: Kleiza 9
Asts: Jankūnas 5
Pts: Delfino 25
Rebs: Oberto 5
Asts: Prigioni 6
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000

5th–8th classificationEdit

September 10
18:00
Spain   97–80   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 22–18, 26–21, 33–18
Pts: Navarro 26
Rebs: Reyes 10
Asts: Navarro 7
Pts: Lakovič 19
Rebs: Brezec 9
Asts: Lakovič 4
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 10
21:00
Russia   61–73   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 11–15, 22–21, 19–18, 9–19
Pts: Monia 17
Rebs: Mozgov 11
Asts: Ponkrashov 4
Pts: Scola 27
Rebs: Delfino 7
Asts: Prigioni 5
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 11
15:00
7th place
Report
Slovenia   78–83   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 14–9, 22–22, 19–31
Pts: Nachbar 20
Rebs: Slokar 7
Asts: Dragić 7
Pts: Mozgov 19
Rebs: Monia 7
Asts: Bykov 7
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
September 12
15:00
5th place
Report
Spain   81–86   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 16–26, 30–16, 19–21
Pts: Fernández 31
Rebs: M.Gasol 10
Asts: Navarro 3
Pts: Delfino 27
Rebs: Scola 11
Asts: Prigioni 7
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000

SemifinalsEdit

September 11
19:00
United States   89–74   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 23–12, 19–15, 23–26, 24–21
Pts: Durant 38
Rebs: Odom 10
Asts: Billups, Rose, Westbrook 3
Pts: Javtokas 15
Rebs: Javtokas 9
Asts: Kalnietis, Mačiulis, Pocius, Delininkaitis 2
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Sasa Pukl (SLO), Marcos Fornies Benito (BRA)
September 11
21:30
Serbia   82–83   Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 22–18, 21–25, 19–23
Pts: Kešelj 18
Rebs: Krstić 7
Asts: Teodosić 11
Pts: Türkoğlu 16
Rebs: Aşık 7
Asts: Tunçeri 5
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000

Third–place gameEdit

September 12
19:00
Serbia   88–99   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 22–23, 16–25, 16–24, 34–27
Pts: Veličković 18
Rebs: Krstić 8
Asts: Rašić 10
Pts: Kleiza 33
Rebs: Jasaitis 10
Asts: Kalnietis 5
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000

FinalEdit

September 12
21:30
Turkey   64–81   United States
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 15–20, 16–19, 16–20
Pts: Türkoğlu 16
Rebs: İlyasova 11
Asts: Tunçeri 5
Pts: Durant 28
Rebs: Odom 11
Asts: Rose 6
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Cristiano Jesus Maranho (BRA), Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Juan Arteaga (ESP)

Statistical leadersEdit

Individual tournament highsEdit

Individual game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points[24]   Kevin Durant 38   Lithuania (9/11)
Rebounds[25]   Joaquim Gomes
  Sasha Kaun
  Arsalan Kazemi
  Yi Jianlian
14   Germany (9/1) (OT)
  China (9/1)
  Slovenia (9/2)
  Greece (8/28)
Assists[26]   Anton Ponkrashov
  Ricky Rubio
  Miloš Teodosić
11   Puerto Rico (8/28)
  New Zealand (8/29)
  Turkey (9/11)
Steals[27]   Sinan Güler 8   China (9/2)
Blocks[28]   Hamed Haddadi
  Herve Lamizana
  Herve Lamizana
  Salah Mejri
5   Brazil (8/28)
  Puerto Rico (9/2)
  Turkey (8/28)
  Brazil (8/29)
Field goal percentage[29]   Fran Vázquez 100% (9/9)   Canada (9/2)
3-point field goal percentage[30]   Ersan İlyasova 100% (6/6)   Greece (8/31)
Free throw percentage[31]   Anton Ponkrashov 100% (10/10)   Puerto Rico (8/28)
Turnovers[32]   Kevin Durant 7   Brazil (8/30)

Team tournament highsEdit

Team game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points[38]   United States 121   Angola (9/6)
Rebounds[39]   United States
  Lithuania
50   Slovenia (8/29)
  China (9/7)
Assists[40]   United States 30   Angola (9/6)
Steals[41]   Turkey
  United States
15   Ivory Coast (8/28)
  Brazil (8/30)
Blocks[42]   Spain 9   Canada (9/2)
Field goal percentage[43]   Turkey 66.7% (32/48)   Slovenia (9/8)
3-point field goal percentage[44]   Argentina 61.1% (11/18)   Brazil (9/7)
Free throw percentage[45]   United States 100.0% (10/10)   Tunisia (9/2)
Turnovers[46]   Iran
  Jordan
25   United States (9/1)
  Angola (8/29)

Final rankingsEdit

 
Flag of the top three teams at the medal ceremony

Method of breaking ties:

  • Result of classification game
  • Place in preliminary round group
  • Winning percentage
  • Overall points average
Rank Team Record
1   United States 9–0
2   Turkey 8–1
Eliminated in Semi-Finals
3   Lithuania 8–1
4   Serbia 6–3
Eliminated in Quarter-Finals
5   Argentina 7–2
6   Spain 5–4
7   Russia 6–3
8   Slovenia 5–4
Eliminated in Round of 16 Preliminary Round Points Average
9   Brazil 3–3 1.124
10   Australia 3–3 1.117
11   Greece 3–3 1.089
12   New Zealand 3–3 1.060
13   France 3–3 1.035
14   Croatia 2–4 0.971
15   Angola 2–4 0.821
16   China 1–5
5th place in Preliminary Round groups Preliminary Round Points Average
17   Germany 2–3
18   Puerto Rico 1–4 0.963
19   Iran 1–4 0.820
20   Lebanon 1–4 0.770
6th place in Preliminary Round groups Preliminary Round Points Average
21   Ivory Coast 1–4 0.800
22   Canada 0–5 0.871
23   Jordan 0–5 0.809
24   Tunisia 0–5 0.737

AwardsEdit

RefereesEdit

On August 18, 2010, FIBA named the forty referees that officiated at the tournament.[47] Below are the referees, along with the first round group that each was assigned to:

  • Group B
    •   TUR Recep Ankaralı
    •   LTU Romualdas Brazauskas
    •   FRA David Chambon
    •   GRC Christos Christodoulou
    •   JPN Yuji Hirahara
    •   AGO Carlos José Julio
    •   ESP José Martín
    •   COL José Hernán Melgarejo Pinto
    •   DOM Reynaldo Antonio Mercedes Sánchez
    •   CAN Stephen Seibel
  • Group C
    •   SRB Ilija Belošević
    •   AUS Scott Jason Butler
    •   LBN Marwan Egho
    •   ARG Pablo Alberto Estévez
    •   KEN Vitalis Odhiambo Gode
    •   FIN Carl Jungebrand
    •   BRA Cristiano Jesus Maranho
    •   SVN Saša Pukl
    •   PRT Fernando Rocha
    •   VEN Héctor Sánchez
  • Group D
    •   IRN Heros Avanessian
    •   AUS Michael Aylen
    •   USA Anthony Dewayne Jordan
    •   HRV Srđan Dožai
    •   ARG Juan José Fernández
    •   SRB Milivoje Jovčić
    •   ITA Luigi Lamonica
    •   UKR Borys Ryschyk
    •   PUR Jorge Vázquez
    •   POL Jakub Zamojski

BroadcastingEdit

RightsEdit

FIBA announced that the championship will be shown in 183 countries, beating the record set be the 2006 championship which was 132. Countries that aired the championship for the first time were India and the United Kingdom, while Canada covered the event for the first time since hosting the 1994 FIBA World Championship.[48]

TV ratingsEdit

According to FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann, the TV ratings for the 2010 championship exceeded the 2006 FIBA World Championship's and the FIBA EuroBasket 2009 numbers, with an expected audience of 800 million people in 200 countries, while 30 million people visited the official website.[49]

The preliminary round game between China and Greece was watched by around 65 million Chinese.[citation needed]

The U.S. TV ratings for the Final between the U.S. and Turkey, on the other hand, was watched by less than 900,000 viewers in American cable network ESPN, worse than the average audience of the broadcast of the 2009-10 NBA season, but double than the airing of the first game of the 2010 WNBA Finals on its sister terrestrial network ABC which was aired on the same timeslot.[50]

List of broadcastersEdit

TV broadcasters[51]

See alsoEdit

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