Schroder leads Germany all the way to the FIBA World Cup

2018-09-16T20:13:36+00:00 2018-09-16T20:32:02+00:00.

Aris Barkas

16/Sep/18 20:13

Dennis Schroder and Max Kleber kept Germany alive and in overtime, they got the ticket to the FIBA World Cup.

By Eurohoops team/

Germany was down at 92-90 with 0.4 seconds left, but Dennis Schroder and Max Kleber were not ready to quit. Schroder lobbed the ball from inbound, Kleber finished it and Germany beat Israel 110-98 after overtime.

The Germans got the ticket to the FIBA World Cup by remaining perfect with an 8-0 record, while Israel still has a chance despite a 3-5 record.

Schroder was amazing with 30 points and 13 assists in 42 minutes of action, a performance that wasn’t overshadowed by his seven turnovers and 1/9 threes. Robin Benzing added 24 points and Kleber had 13 points.

The Israelis got 23 points by Jack Cohen, while Tamir Blatt, the son of coach David Blatt, finished the game with 16 points and 10 assists. Germany came back after losing by 23 points (58-35) and managed to seal the qualification by staying unbeaten.

Here’s the big play that sent the game to overtime.