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2002 FIBA World Championship

2002 FIBA World Championship
14th FIBA World Championship
Official logo of the 2002 FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation United States
Dates August 29 – September 8
Teams 16 (from 211 federations)
Venues(in 1 host city)
Champions 23x15px Yugoslavia (5th title)
MVP 23x15px Dirk Nowitzki
Tournament statistics
PlayersTeams
Points 23x15px Dirk Nowitzki (24) 23x15px United States (92.30)
Rebounds 23x15px Richard Lugo (12.2) 23x15px United States (38.44)[1]
Assists 23x15px Carlos Arroyo (6.37) 23x15px United States (22.10)
Official website
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The 2002 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball tournament held by the International Basketball Federation in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. from August 29 to September 8, 2002.

Venues

Indianapolis United States
RCA Dome
Capacity: 57,980
Conseco Fieldhouse
Capacity: 18,345
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Squads

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

Competing nations

The following nations' teams competed:

Group A Group B Group C Group D

23x15px Angola
23x15px Canada
23x15px Spain
23x15px Yugoslavia

23x15px Brazil
23x15px Lebanon
23x15px Puerto Rico
23x15px Turkey

23x15px Algeria
23x15px China
23x15px Germany
23x15px United States

23x15px Argentina
23x15px New Zealand
23x15px Russia
23x15px Venezuela

Preliminary round

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 A

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Yugoslavia 23x15px 113–63 23x15px Angola Conseco Fieldhouse
Canada 23x15px 54–85 23x15px Spain

August 30, 2002

Angola 23x15px 84–74 23x15px Canada RCA Dome
Spain 23x15px 71–69 23x15px Yugoslavia

August 31, 2002

Angola 23x15px 55–88 23x15px Spain RCA Dome
Canada 23x15px 71–87 23x15px Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse

Group B

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August 29, 2002

Brazil 23x15px 102–73 23x15px Lebanon RCA Dome
Puerto Rico 23x15px 78–75 23x15px Turkey

August 30, 2002

Lebanon 23x15px 77–99 23x15px Puerto Rico Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey 23x15px 86–88 23x15px Brazil

August 31, 2002

Lebanon 23x15px 80–107 23x15px Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Puerto Rico 23x15px 86–90 23x15px Brazil

Group C

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China 23x15px 76–88 23x15px Germany RCA Dome
United States 23x15px 110–60 23x15px Algeria

August 30, 2002

Germany 23x15px 87–104 23x15px United States RCA Dome
Algeria 23x15px 82–96 23x15px China Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Algeria 23x15px 70–102 23x15px Germany Conseco Fieldhouse
China 23x15px 65–84 23x15px United States RCA Dome

Group D

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New Zealand 23x15px 90–81 23x15px Russia Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina 23x15px 107–72 23x15px Venezuela

August 30, 2002

Venezuela 23x15px 85–98 23x15px New Zealand RCA Dome
Russia 23x15px 81–100 23x15px Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

August 31, 2002

Venezuela 23x15px 69–86 23x15px Russia RCA Dome
New Zealand 23x15px 85–112 23x15px Argentina

Second round

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 E

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September 2, 2002

Puerto Rico 23x15px 85–83 23x15px Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey 23x15px 64–87 23x15px Spain RCA Dome
Brazil 23x15px 86–83 OT 23x15px Angola Conseco Fieldhouse

September 3, 2002

Angola 23x15px 66–86 23x15px Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Spain 23x15px 65–73 23x15px Puerto Rico RCA Dome
Yugoslavia 23x15px 90–69 23x15px Brazil RCA Dome

September 4, 2002

Puerto Rico 23x15px 89–87 2OT 23x15px Angola RCA Dome
Turkey 23x15px 78–110 23x15px Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Brazil 23x15px 67–84 23x15px Spain RCA Dome

Group F

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New Zealand 23x15px 64–84 23x15px Germany RCA Dome
Russia 23x15px 82–106 23x15px United States Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina 23x15px 95–71 23x15px China RCA Dome

September 3, 2002

China 23x15px 68–95 23x15px Russia RCA Dome
United States 23x15px 110–62 23x15px New Zealand Conseco Fieldhouse
Germany 23x15px 77–86 23x15px Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse

September 4, 2002

New Zealand 23x15px 94–88 23x15px China Conseco Fieldhouse
Russia 23x15px 85–103 23x15px Germany RCA Dome
Argentina 23x15px 87–80 23x15px United States Conseco Fieldhouse

Classification round

13th–16th classification

Thirteenth to sixteenth Thirteenth place
September 2
 23x15px Canada  91  
 23x15px Lebanon  67  
 
September 3, 2002
     23x15px Canada  98
   23x15px Venezuela  97
Fifteenth place
September 2, 2002 September 3
 23x15px Algeria  83  23x15px Lebanon  70
 23x15px Venezuela  98    23x15px Algeria  100

Semifinals

15th place playoff

13th place playoff

9th–12th classification

Ninth to twelfth Ninth place
September 6, 2002
 23x15px Turkey  94  
 23x15px China  86  
 
September 7, 2002
     23x15px Turkey  91
   23x15px Russia  86
Eleventh place
September 6, 2002 September 7, 2002
 23x15px Angola  66  23x15px China  84
 23x15px Russia  77    23x15px Angola  96

Semifinals

11th place playoff

9th place playoff

5th–8th classification

Fifth to eighth Fifth place
September 6
 23x15px Puerto Rico  74  
 23x15px United States  84  
 
September 7
     23x15px United States  75
   23x15px Spain  81
Seventh place
September 6 September 7
 23x15px Spain  105  23x15px Puerto Rico  91
 23x15px Brazil  89    23x15px Brazil  84

Semifinals

7th place playoff

5th place playoff

Final round

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Quarterfinals

Semifinals

3rd place playoff

8 September
New Zealand 23x15px 94–117 23x15px Germany
Scoring by quarter: 27–35, 21–39, 13–22, 33–21

Final

8 September
Yugoslavia 23x15px 84–77 OT 23x15px Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 17–20, 11–18, 23–18, OT: 9–2

Awards

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Yugoslavia
Fifth title
 2002 World Championship Winner 
Tournament MVP
23x15px Dirk Nowitzki

Final rankings

Rank Team Record
1 23x15px Yugoslavia 7–2
2 23x15px Argentina 8–1
3 23x15px Germany 6–3
4 23x15px New Zealand 4–5
5 23x15px Spain 7–2
6 23x15px United States 6–3
7 23x15px Puerto Rico 6–3
8 23x15px Brazil 4–5
9 23x15px Turkey 4–4
10 23x15px Russia 3–5
11 23x15px Angola 2–6
12 23x15px China 1–7
13 23x15px Canada 2–3
14 23x15px Venezuela 1–4
15 23x15px Algeria 1–4
16 23x15px Lebanon 0–5

All tournament team

Guard Center Forward

23x15px Manu Ginobili
23x15px Predrag Stojaković

23x15px Yao Ming

23x15px Dirk Nowitzki
23x15px Pero Cameron

Top scorers (ppg)

  1. Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) 24
  2. Victor Díaz (Venezuela) 22
  3. Yao Ming (China) 21
  4. Marcelo Machado (Brazil) 20.8
  5. Paul Pierce (USA) 19.7
  6. Pau Gasol (Spain) 19.1
  7. Larry Ayuso (Puerto Rico) 18.7
  8. Predrag Stojaković (Yugoslavia) 18.7
  9. Phill Jones (New Zealand) 18.2
  10. Fadi El Khatib (Lebanon) 17.6

Notes

  1. ^ USA and Venezuela basketball teams are even at 38.4 rebounds a game but USA played more games (9) than Venezuela (5)

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