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FIBA World Cup 2014 results: Round of 16 set after final group stage games

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The field for the Round of 16 is set at the 2014 FIBA World Cup after the completion of the group stage on Thursday.

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The elimination round is now set after the final day of pool play. Here is the bracket for the Round of 16.

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For more on those matchups, click here. These are the scores for the final day.

Group A

Brazil 128, Egypt 65: The score was 37-10 after the first quarter, and Brazil didn't really let up from there. The team shot an unfathomable 75 percent from the field, dominated the boards and gave the Egyptians nothing inside. 2 led all scorers with 22, while four other players on the team scored 14 or more points. The win guarantees a top-two finish in the group for the Brazilians, who have bounced back quite nicely from their poor showing at the FIBA Americas last year.

France 81, Iran 76

The upstart Iranians jumped out to a stunning double-digit lead and seemed poised to improbably advance and put France at risk of going home. But France ultimately responded with a devastating run in the second and third quarters, then held off one last Iranian rally to hold on for the victory. Nicolas Batum played just 15 minutes as France elected to give more playing time to its younger players.

Spain 89, Serbia 73

Pau Gasol scored 20, Juan Carlos Navarro added 15 points and Spain finished group play undefeated with a decisive victory over Serbia. The host country will begin its journey in the single-elimination portion of the tournament against Senegal, which is led by Minnesota Timberwolves big man Gorgui Dieng. Serbia now faces an undefeated Greece team to open the next round.

Group B

Philippines 81, Senegal 79 (OT)

The Andray Blatche-led Philippines finally gets a victory by topping Gorgui Dieng and Senegal in overtime. Blatche had an up-and-down game, recording 18 points and 14 rebounds but shooting just 7-of-19 from the field with five turnovers and five fouls. Jim Alapag (18 points) and June Mar Fajardo (15 points) were huge off the bench for the Philippines, as well. Senegal advances even with the loss thanks to Puerto Rico's defeat on Thursday.

Croatia 103, Puerto Rico 82

A blowout from the beginning as Croatia grabbed a 12-point lead after the first quarter and expanded it to 27 by the beginning of the final period. Bojan Bogdanovic led all scorers with 23 points, thanks almost entirely to a 14-of-17 performance from the charity stripe. Dario Saric added 15 points and four rebounds in the win, which ensured the team finished third or higher in the group. J.J. Barea led Puerto Rico with 20 points.

Greece 79, Argentina 71

Greece completed its undefeated run in Group B with an exclamation mark against a once-proud Argentinian team. Nick Calathes led the Greeks with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. Ioannis Bourousis added 16 points in the win. With the victory, Greece now faces Sebria in the next round. Argentina will face Brazil.

Group C

USA 95, Ukraine 71

Another poor start makes way for a blowout finish as USA finishes the group stage unbeaten. Ukraine actually led, 19-14, after the first quarter, but the Americans settled in from there to take a comfortable halftime lead before putting the game away in the second half. James Harden led all scorers with 17 points, while Kyrie Irving added 11 points, six assists, four steals and three rebounds in the win. There was an injury scare for the Cavs star, but luckily it appears to be nothing serious.

New Zealand 67, Finland 65

A massive rally by Finland in the final quarter fell just short as Petteri Koponen was unable to capitalize on some last-second opportunities. Koponen had a rough game, scoring 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting. Neither team played well offensively, but New Zealand won the battle on the boards and made just enough three-pointers to hold on. This has proven to be a pretty brutal tournament for Finland, which blew a double-digit halftime lead to Turkey in its previous game.

Turkey 77, Dominican Republic 64

Turkey finishes with the second seed in Group C with the victory, setting a matchup with Australia that the Aussies wanted. Center Oğuz Savaş led the way for Turkey with 15 points, while New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik controlled the glass with 10 rebounds. Francisco Garcia had 18 points for Dominican Republic, who now faces Slovenia and Goran Dragic.

Group D

Angola 91, Australia 83

A controversial loss in the final game of the group stage by the Australians, who may or may not have been tanking the game in order to avoid a matchup against USA in the quarterfinals. The loss pushes Australia down to third in Group D, moving it to the other side of the bracket and away from the Americans. Angola big man Yanick Moreira also deserves a shoutout for his 38-point, 15-rebound performance in the victory, even if it came against an undermanned Australian team.

Lithuania 67, Slovenia 64

Lithuania outscored Slovenia 12-2 in the fourth quarter to steal a victory and claim the top seed in Group D ahead of the knockout round. Lithuania's come-from-behind win means Australia's seemingly intentional tanking in the second half against Angola paid off, as now the Aussies avoid a potential matchup with the United States until the semifinals.

A sweeping hook shot from Kšyštof Lavrinovic with just over a minute left was the big shot of the game for Lithuania. Darjuš Lavrinovič added 11 points in the win. Slovenia, which finishes second in the group after a 4-1 run in pool play, was led by Domen Lorbek's 14 points.

Mexico 87, Korea 71

Five players scored in double figures for Mexico in what proved to be a decisive victory. Korea hung around early on, but Mexico slowly built its lead and finished the game off in the fourth quarter. The closest Mexico got down the stretch was 10 points, and that was with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The game was more lopsided than the final score suggested.

Standings

Group A
  1. Spain: 5-0
  2. Brazil: 4-1
  3. France: 3-2
  4. Serbia: 2-3
  5. Iran: 1-4
  6. Egypt: 0-5
Group B
  1. Greece: 5-0
  2. Argentina: 3-2
  3. Croatia: 3-2
  4. Senegal: 2-3
  5. Philippines: 1-4
  6. Puerto Rico: 1-4
Group C
  1. USA: 5-0
  2. Turkey: 3-2
  3. Dominican Republic: 2-3
  4. New Zealand: 2-3
  5. Ukraine: 2-3
  6. Finland: 1-4
Group D
  1. Lithuania: 4-1
  2. Slovenia: 4-1
  3. Australia: 3-2
  4. Mexico: 2-3
  5. Angola: 2-3
  6. Korea: 0-5