Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Venezuela (1-1) almost let their lead slip away, but managed to secure a win against Korea (0-1) 94-80 (27-18, 29-20, 14-28, 24-14).

Player of the Game
Michael  Carrera
EFF
25
Michael Carrera
Points 16
Accuracy 6-10
Rebounds 12
Assists 4

Korea was no match for Venezuela right from the start. South American team started the game strongly and shot with incredible accuracy from 3-point range (10 for 15), eliminating any and all chances of a competitive battle. The team's biggest lead was up to 20 points midway through the second quarter. Korea, also, turned the ball over nine times in the first half. Teams went into halftime with numbers on the scoreboard showing 56-38.

However, Venezuelans came out for the second half too relaxed, perhaps. Korea, behind 3-pointers from Daesung Lee and Hyunjung Lee, managed to cut their deficit to one. But Venezuela righted their ship in the fourth quarter and secured their first victory of the tournament.

Heissler Guillent led Venezuela with 17 points, Pedro Chourio and Michael Carrera added 16 each.

Hyunjung Lee was Korea's top scorer with 18 points.

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Venesuelos rinktinė
Pietų Korėjos rinktinė
49%
33/67
Field goals
48%
33/69
40
Rebounds
34
21
Assists
19
9
Steals
5
47%
14/30
3-pointers
31%
9/29
51%
19/37
2-pointers
60%
24/40

Best players

Heissler  Guillent
17 PTS
5/11 FG
3/4 FT
Lee  Hyunjung
18 PTS
7/14 FG
1/3 FT
Michael  Carrera
12 REB
8 DREB
4 OREB
Ra  Guna
10 REB
6 DREB
4 OREB
Venezuela
Few players
4 As
Lee  Daesung
8 As
3 TO
29 MIN
Michael  Carrera
25 EFF
63% 2P%
50% 3P%
Ra  Guna
21 EFF
58% 2P%
0% 3P%