FIBA world cup 2023 qualifying round is currently underway. All the best basketball teams are competing in the final window of first-round games to make sure their place in the final stage.
NBA players are one of the main attractions of the FIBA world cup and their performance in the tournament matters a lot. Till now Oklahoma city thunder guard Gilgeous-Alexander is giving the best performance. His astonishing playing brings heroic victory to the Canadians.
Here are some other NBA stars’ notable performances in FIBA World Cup.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the way:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander became the most important player for Canada. His aesthetic playing brings one of the most notable victories for Canadians. The victory over the Virgin Islands will have a huge impact on the scoreboard for Canada. They destroy team Island with a record amount of points, 113-67.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points for the team. In just under 20 minutes of action, The Oklahoma City Thunder guard shot a blistering 84.6% from the field. Dallas Mavericks star Dwight Powell played a super wonderful game as well. In just seven minutes of the game, he chipped in 15 points.
Buddy Hield gave an amazing performance but was unable to seize victory:
The Indiana Pacers guard became a hungry tiger on Monday’s game. He run all over the field and scored the highest amount of points for the Bahamian.
Hield alone made 29 points for the team. Even after giving a mind-blowing performance, Dominican Republic won the game by 88-80 points. Hield logged nearly 40 minutes and made 11 of 16 shots from the field.
Unfortunately, Hield couldn’t keep that scoring flow for long. He failed to help the Bahamas in the late game to overcome the Dominican Republic.
Alvarado boost up Puerto Rico:
Jose Alvarado is the Prince of Puerto Rico. All the eyes were on the New Orleans Pelicans guard last night in the game of Puerto Rico vs Mexico.
Mexico was the favourite team in that match. All odds and predictions were in support of them. But Alvarado seized the victory from Mexico’s net. He dropped in 22 points for Puerto Rico and they won the match by 97-87 points.
Besides scoring a great number of points Alvarado helped the team with seven rebounds and seven assists plus he added two steals and a block on defence also.
Svi Mykhailiuk carries Ukraine:
Svi Mykhailiuk carried almost one-third of the Ukrainian game last night against North Macedonia. Ukraine got victory over North Macedonia by 73-68 points. The Toronto Raptors swingman scored 24 points for the team. His drilling six 3-pointers in 24 minutes of play boosts Ukraine on the path to victory.
Brazdeikis assist against the Czech Republic:
The Orlando Magic forward Ignas Brazdeikis engaged in a very good game against the Czech Republic. He scored 16 points for the team and shot the ball very well with 60FG%. But in the end, Lithuania lost the game to the Czech Republic by 83-72 points.