Serbia on pace to surpass USA’s point differential World Cup record

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Giannis Askounis

07/Sep/19 07:39

Serbia is cruising in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and might be set for record-breaking achievement.

By John Askounis/

Serbia has four victories in the 2019 FIBA World Cup so far and a guaranteed spot in the quarterfinals. The Serbians have been winning by an average of 40.7 points per contest, 1.7 points per game ahead than the previous World Cup record held by USA since 1994, HoopsHype relays.

In first round action at Foshan, Sasha Djordjevic’s side took down Angola, 105-59, the Philippines, 126-67, and Italy, 92-77, and tipped off the second round with a 90-47 victory versus Puerto Rico. Up next is Spain on Sunday. Quarterfinals are set for to begin on September 10th. Four down and four more games are left in the World Cup run of the European national team.

USA’s 1994 Dream Team featuring Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller and Dominique Wilkins among other stars, went all the way to the gold medal with a 39-point winning margin average. An 115-100 win over Spain, 132-77 over China, 105-82 over Brazil, 130-74 over Australia, 134-83 over Puerto Rico, 111-94 over Russia, 97-58 over Greece and 137-91 over Russia made the standing record.