The USA is beatable and Turkey is a free throw away to seal it. The game is a close one right from the start. The USA had a double-figure lead but Turkey cut it in five with three straight three-point shot.
Turkey takes advantage of the penalty and gets a bucket from the free-throw line early on. To stay close in thr game in the firstt half. Even the USA had a lead the momentum is on Turkey’s side. In third quarter they hitting barrage of three point shot to close the gap.
In the fourth quarter of the game, Turkey had to play well defense. They make Popovich go to small ball when the Turkish are hitting outside. But when the Americans going small, Turkey quickly adjusts and goes big inside.
After Cedi Osman misses a jump shot, Ersan Ilyasova give his team a lead with a tip in. On the dying seconds Turkey fouled Jayson Tatum taking a three but made only two to sent in overtime.
The history is on the Turkish side when Joe Harris called for an unsportsmanlike foul. But they miss four straight free throws that could seal the game. Jayson Tatum push the balll after the rebound and Kris Middleton was fouled. He calmly sunk they two free throws. The USA secured the win when Turkey miss the final shot.
With the win USA will advancee to the next round after facing the Japan. Kemba Walker led the team with his clutch five points in OT when they are down. Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum helps the theam in scoring.