Bruno Caboclo stars as Brazil routs the USA

By Eurohoops Team/ [email protected]

A stunning display by Brazil for a key win over the USA in Washington.

Former NBA forward Bruno Caboclo dropped a game-high 24 points banking in 9/13 field goals in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers affair held Friday evening. Georginho chipped in 18 more points. Experienced guard Vitor Benite had 11 points.

The team coached by Jim Boylen, consisting of free agents and G League players, never led and instead fell into a 25-point hole. Looking for a comeback, the reaction after the break reduced the deficit to single digits but Brazil restored a comfortable lead.

Langston Galloway tallied a team-high 14 points in the losing effort. Charlie Brown Jr. and Alize Johnson put in ten points apiece.

Canada was the first team to clinch a berth in the World Cup out of the Americas. Finland, Germany, and Latvia have qualified through Europe. The remaining confirmed entries are Australia, China, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, and New Zealand alongside Japan and the Philippines, which directly qualified as two of three hosting countries.

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Americas:

Group E
1. q-Canada 18 (9-0)
2. Venezuela 16 (7-2)
3. Dominican Republic 15 (6-3)
4. Argentina 15 (6-3)
5. Bahamas 12 (3-6)
6. Panama 11 (2-7)

Group F
1. USA 16 (7-2)
2. Mexico 15 (6-3)
3. Brazil 15 (6-3)
4. Uruguay 14 (5-4)
5. Puerto Rico 14 (5-4)
6. Colombia 12 (3-6)

q-clinched a berth in the World Cup

-The top three teams of each group and the best fourth-placed team progress to the World Cup

Photo Credit: FIBA.BASKETBALL

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