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2002 FIBA World Championship

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

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

 Angola
 Canada
 Spain
 Yugoslavia

 Brazil
 Lebanon
 Puerto Rico
 Turkey

 Algeria
 China
 Germany
 United States

 Argentina
 New Zealand
 Russia
 Venezuela

Preliminary round

Competing teams
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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| style="text-align: left" |  Canada |3 |0 |3 |199 |256||−57

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August 29, 2002
' 113–63  Angola Conseco Fieldhouse
54–85  Spain
August 30, 2002
Angola  84–74  Canada RCA Dome
Spain  71–69  Yugoslavia
August 31, 2002
Angola  55–88  Spain RCA Dome
Canada  71–87  Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse

Group B

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| style="text-align: left" |  Brazil |3 |3 |0 |280 |245||+35

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| style="text-align: left" |  Puerto Rico |3 |2 |1 |263 |242||+21

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| style="text-align: left" |  Turkey |3 |1 |2 |268 |246||+22

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| style="text-align: left" |  Lebanon |3 |0 |3 |230 |308||−78

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August 29, 2002
Brazil  102–73  Lebanon RCA Dome
Puerto Rico  78–75  Turkey
August 30, 2002
Lebanon  77–99  Puerto Rico Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey  86–88  Brazil
August 31, 2002
Lebanon  80–107  Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Puerto Rico  86–90  Brazil

Group C

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 298 212 +86 6
 Germany 3 2 1 277 250 +27 5
 China 3 1 2 237 254 −17 4
 Algeria 3 0 3 212 308 −96 3
August 29, 2002
China  76–88  Germany RCA Dome
United States  110–60  Algeria
August 30, 2002
Germany  87–104  United States RCA Dome
Algeria  82–96  China Conseco Fieldhouse
August 31, 2002
Algeria  70–102  Germany Conseco Fieldhouse
China  65–84  United States RCA Dome

Group D

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 319 238 +81 6
 New Zealand 3 2 1 273 278 −5 5
 Russia 3 1 2 248 259 −11 4
 Venezuela 3 0 3 226 291 −65 3
August 29, 2002
New Zealand  90–81  Russia Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina  107–72  Venezuela
August 30, 2002
Venezuela  85–98  New Zealand RCA Dome
Russia  81–100  Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse
August 31, 2002
Venezuela  69–86  Russia RCA Dome
New Zealand  85–112  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

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Puerto Rico 6 5 1 510 488 +22 11 1–0
 Spain 6 5 1 480 391 +89 11 0–1
 Yugoslavia 6 4 2 562 437 +125 10 1–0
 Brazil 6 4 2 502 502 0 10 0–1
 Turkey 6 2 4 496 509 −13 8
 Angola 6 0 6 438 537 −99 6
September 2, 2002
Puerto Rico  85–83  Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Turkey  64–87  Spain RCA Dome
Brazil  86–83 OT  Angola Conseco Fieldhouse
September 3, 2002
Angola  66–86  Turkey Conseco Fieldhouse
Spain  65–73  Puerto Rico RCA Dome
Yugoslavia  90–69  Brazil RCA Dome
September 4, 2002
Puerto Rico  89–87 2OT  Angola RCA Dome
Turkey  78–110  Yugoslavia Conseco Fieldhouse
Brazil  67–84  Spain RCA Dome

Group F

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 6 6 0 587 466 +121 12
 United States 6 5 1 605 443 +162 11
 Germany 6 4 2 541 485 +56 10
 New Zealand 6 3 3 493 560 −67 9
 Russia 6 2 4 520 536 −16 8
 China 6 1 5 464 538 −74 7
September 2, 2002
New Zealand  64–84  Germany RCA Dome
Russia  82–106  United States Conseco Fieldhouse
Argentina  95–71  China RCA Dome
September 3, 2002
China  68–95  Russia RCA Dome
United States  110–62  New Zealand Conseco Fieldhouse
Germany  77–86  Argentina Conseco Fieldhouse
September 4, 2002
New Zealand  94–88  China Conseco Fieldhouse
Russia  85–103  Germany RCA Dome
Argentina  87–80  United States Conseco Fieldhouse

Classification round

13th–16th classification

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

Semifinals

2 September
Canada  91–67  Lebanon

15th place playoff

3 September
Lebanon  70–100  Algeria

13th place playoff

3 September
Canada  98–97  Venezuela

9th–12th classification

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

Semifinals

6 September
Turkey  94–86  China
6 September
Russia  77–66  Angola

11th place playoff

7 September
China  84–96  Angola

9th place playoff

7 September
Turkey  91–86  Russia

5th–8th classification

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

Semifinals

6 September
Spain  105–89  Brazil

7th place playoff

5th place playoff

Final round

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 5        
  Puerto Rico  63
September 7
  New Zealand  65  
  New Zealand  78
September 5
    Yugoslavia  89  
  Yugoslavia  81
September 8
  United States  78  
  Yugoslavia (OT)  84
September 5
    Argentina  77
  Spain  62
September 7
  Germany  70  
  Germany  80 Third place
September 5
    Argentina  86  
  Brazil  67   New Zealand  94
  Argentina  78     Germany  117
September 8

Quarterfinals

5 September
Puerto Rico  63–65  New Zealand
5 September
Spain  62–70  Germany
5 September
Argentina  78–67  Brazil

Semifinals

3rd place playoff

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

Final

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

Awards

 2002 World Championship Winner 

Yugoslavia
Fifth title
Tournament MVP
Dirk Nowitzki

Final rankings

2002 FIBA World Championship final rankings.
Rank Team Record
1  Yugoslavia 7–2
2  Argentina 8–1
3  Germany 6–3
4  New Zealand 4–5
5  Spain 7–2
6  United States 6–3
7  Puerto Rico 6–3
8  Brazil 4–5
9  Turkey 4–4
10  Russia 3–5
11  Angola 2–6
12  China 1–7
13  Canada 2–3
14  Venezuela 1–4
15  Algeria 1–4
16  Lebanon 0–5

All tournament team

Guard Center Forward

Manu Ginóbili
Peja Stojaković

Yao Ming

Dirk Nowitzki
Pero Cameron

Top scorers (ppg)

  1. Dirk Nowitzki - 24.0
  2. Victor Díaz - 22.0
  3. Yao Ming - 21.0
  4. Marcelo Machado - 20.8
  5. Paul Pierce - 19.7
  6. Pau Gasol - 19.1
  7. Larry Ayuso - 18.7
  8. Peja Stojaković - 18.7
  9. Phill Jones - 18.2
  10. Fadi El Khatib - 17.6

Notes

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