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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group D

Gran Canaria Arena, host of Group D games.

Group D of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the group stage of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup for Lithuania, Angola, South Korea, Slovenia, Mexico and Australia. Each team played each other once, for a total of five games per team, with all of the games played at Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas, located in the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. After all of the games were played, the four teams with the best records qualified for the final round.

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TeamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
  Lithuania FIBA EuroBasket 2013 runner-up September 19, 2013 2010 4 3 3rd place (2010) / Third place playoff 4
  Angola 2013 FIBA Africa Championship winner August 30, 2013 2010 7 4 9th place (2006) / Round of 16 15
  South Korea 2013 FIBA Asia Championship 3rd place August 11, 2013 1998 7 1 11th place (1970) / Preliminary round 31
  Slovenia FIBA EuroBasket 2013 5th place September 19, 2013 2010 3 3 8th place (2010) / Quarterfinals 13
  Mexico 2013 FIBA Americas Championship winner September 8, 2013 1974 5 1 8th place (1967) / Preliminary round 24
  Australia 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship winner August 18, 2013 2010 11 3 5th place (1982, 1994) / Final round (1982), Second round (1994) 9

StandingsEdit

Qualified for the final round
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Lithuania 5 4 1 383 331 +52 9 1–0
  Slovenia 5 4 1 425 374 +51 9 0–1
  Australia 5 3 2 404 373 +31 8  
  Mexico 5 2 3 370 372 −2 7 1–0
  Angola 5 2 3 375 399 −24 7 0–1
  South Korea 5 0 5 316 424 −108 5  

All times are local UTC+1.

30 AugustEdit

Angola vs. KoreaEdit

This was the third meeting between Angola and South Korea in the World Cup. The teams have split their two previous match-ups with Korea winning in 1994 and Angola winning in the 1990 FIBA World Championship. The last competitive game between the two was an Angola win at the 1996 Olympics.

30 August 2014
12:30
Angola   80–69   South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 16–6, 20–12, 16–30, 28–21
Pts: Cipriano, Moreira 16
Rebs: Moreira 10
Asts: Costa 6
Pts: Kim Sun-hyung 15
Rebs: Yang Hee-jong 5
Asts: Kim Sun-hyung 5
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 2,700
Referees: Elias Koromilas (GRE), Sreten Radović (CRO), Luis Vázquez (PUR)

Australia vs. SloveniaEdit

This was the second meeting between Australia and Slovenia in the World Cup. Slovenia won their first match-up during the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

30 August 2014
16:30
Australia   80–90   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 19–27, 24–22, 17–20, 20–21
Pts: Baynes 21
Rebs: Baynes 7
Asts: Dellavedova 5
Pts: G. Dragić 21
Rebs: G. Dragić, Omić 7
Asts: G. Dragić 4
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,900
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Eddie Viator (FRA)

Mexico vs. LithuaniaEdit

This was the first meeting between Mexico and Lithuania.

30 August 2014
19:00
Mexico   74–87   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 27–22, 14–23, 12–22, 21–20
Pts: Cruz 21
Rebs: Ayón 6
Asts: Cruz 4
Pts: Mačiulis 19
Rebs: Valančiūnas 5
Asts: Seibutis 5
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 6,200
Referees: Marcos Benito (BRA), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Kingsley Ojeaburu (NGA)

31 AugustEdit

Korea vs. AustraliaEdit

This was the third meeting between Australia and South Korea in the World Cup. Australia won in the 1994 FIBA World Championship, while the South Koreans won in 1970. The last competitive meeting between the two was at the 1996 Olympics where the Australians won.

31 August 2014
12:30
South Korea   55–89   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 17–26, 12–18, 12–22, 14–23
Pts: Kim S. 13
Rebs: Oh Se-keun 4
Asts: Park Chan-hee 4
Pts: Ingles 17
Rebs: Baynes 10
Asts: Dellavedova 8
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,524
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Steven Anderson (USA), Kingsley Ojeaburu (NGA)

Slovenia vs. MexicoEdit

This was the first meeting between Slovenia and Mexico.

31 August 2014
16:30
Slovenia   89–68   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 22–19, 19–13, 24–18
Pts: Z. Dragić 22
Rebs: Murić 4
Asts: G. Dragić 6
Pts: Ayón 23
Rebs: Hernández 5
Asts: Cruz 4
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,680
Referees: Marcos Benito (BRA), Elias Koromilas (GRE), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

Lithuania vs. AngolaEdit

This was the first meeting between Lithuania and Angola in the World Cup. The Lithuanians have won both of their games against Angola in the 1996 and 2004 Olympics.

31 August 2014
19:00
Lithuania   75–62   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 23–22, 15–13, 25–14, 12–13
Pts: Motiejūnas 12
Rebs: Valančiūnas 13
Asts: Seibutis 4
Pts: Mingas 14
Rebs: Mingas 9
Asts: Cipriano 3
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,680
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ), Luis Vázquez (PUR)

2 SeptemberEdit

Angola vs. MexicoEdit

This was the first competitive game between Angola and Mexico.

2 September 2014
12:30
Angola   55–79   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 15–21, 10–21, 10–22
Pts: V. Joaquim 13
Rebs: Moreira 9
Asts: Barros 3
Pts: Hernández 24
Rebs: Ayón 12
Asts: Cruz 4
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,565
Referees: Sreten Radović (CRO), Elias Koromilas (GRE), Eddie Viator (FRA)

Australia vs. LithuaniaEdit

This was the second meeting between Australia and Lithuania in the World Cup. Lithuania won in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, while the Australians won in 1998. Australia won at the 2008 Olympics, its last competitive game against Lithuania.

2 September 2014
16:30
Australia   82–75   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 30–20, 17–8, 15–28, 20–19
Pts: Ingles 18
Rebs: Baynes 6
Asts: Ingles 4
Pts: Seibutis 21
Rebs: Valančiūnas 6
Asts: Seibutis 3
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,657
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Marcos Benito (BRA), Luis Vázquez (PUR)

Korea vs. SloveniaEdit

This was the first competitive game between South Korea and Slovenia.

2 September 2014
19:00
South Korea   72–89   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 18–21, 17–30, 16–19
Pts: Lee Jong-hyun 12
Rebs: Kim Jong-kyu 6
Asts: Moon Tae-jong 3
Pts: G. Dragić 22
Rebs: Omić 11
Asts: G. Dragić 4
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 8,190
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ)

3 SeptemberEdit

Mexico vs. AustraliaEdit

This was the second meeting between Mexico and Australia in the World Cup. Mexico won the first match-up during the 1974 FIBA World Championship. The Australians also won both of their games against Mexico at the Olympics, in 1964 and 1976.

3 September 2014
12:30
Mexico   62–70   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 13–11, 13–26, 17–11
Pts: Ayón 11
Rebs: Ayón 9
Asts: Méndez 5
Pts: Baynes 21
Rebs: Andersen 7
Asts: Ingles 5
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,494
Referees: Sreten Radović (CRO), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Luis Vázquez (PUR)

Slovenia vs. AngolaEdit

This was the first competitive game between Slovenia and Angola.

3 September 2014
16:30
Slovenia   93–87   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 17–17, 27–26, 21–23, 28–21
Pts: Lorbek 17
Rebs: Z. Dragić 7
Asts: Lorbek 4
Pts: Fortes 21
Rebs: Moore 6
Asts: Costa 6
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,558
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM), Kingsley Ojeaburu (NGA)

Lithuania vs. KoreaEdit

This was the second competitive game between Lithuania and South Korea. Lithuania previously won at the 1998 FIBA World Championship.

3 September 2014
19:00
Lithuania   79–49   South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 17–19, 22–10, 18–4, 22–16
Pts: Juškevičius 20
Rebs: Motiejūnas 7
Asts: Motiejūnas 5
Pts: Moon Tae-jong 15
Rebs: Lee Jong-hyun, Oh Se-keun 4
Asts: Kim Tae-sul 4
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 7,850
Referees: Elias Koromilas (GRE), Steven Anderson (USA), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ)

4 SeptemberEdit

Australia vs. AngolaEdit

This was the third meeting between Australia and Angola in the World Cup. The Australians won in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, while Angola won in 1986.

4 September 2014
12:30
Australia   83–91   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 22–17, 20–12, 23–34, 18–28
Pts: Goulding 22
Rebs: Goulding 6
Asts: Exum 6
Pts: Moreira 38
Rebs: Moreira 15
Asts: Costa 6
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 5,647
Referees: Sreten Radović (CRO), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

Korea vs. MexicoEdit

This was the first meeting between South Korea and Mexico in the World Cup. The Mexicans have previously defeated South Korea in the 1948 and 1968 Olympics.

4 September 2014
16:30
South Korea   71–87   Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 11–18, 19–22, 17–21, 24–26
Pts: Moon Tae-jong 16
Rebs: Yang Hee-jong 5
Asts: Cho Sung-min, Yang Dong-geun 4
Pts: Hernández 16
Rebs: Hernández 11
Asts: Méndez-Valdez 5
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 4,775
Referees: Marcos Benito (BRA), Kingsley Ojeaburu (NGA), Luis Vázquez (PUR)

Lithuania vs. SloveniaEdit

This was the first meeting between Lithuania and Slovenia in the World Cup. Lithuania had previously won against Slovenia five times in seven games at the EuroBasket, with the last win coming at 2011.

4 September 2014
20:30
Lithuania   67–64   Slovenia
Scoring by quarter: 22–24, 14–20, 19–18, 12–2
Pts: Valančiūnas 12
Rebs: Lavrinovič 8
Asts: Juškevičius 3
Pts: Lorbek 14
Rebs: Z. Dragić 6
Asts: G. Dragić 4
Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas
Attendance: 9,713
Referees: Steven Anderson (USA), Elias Koromilas (GRE), Eddie Viator (FRA)

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