Spain, 2019 FIBA World Cup champions ( photo)

FIBA World Cup: Spain wins second title in China

Ricky Rubio paced the winners with 20 points while Marc Gasol added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the Spaniards to their second World Cup title, repeating as champions after a 13-year break. Their first triumph also came on Asian soil in Japan. #FIBAWC

CJ Perez led the losing cause of Gilas Pilipinas with 16 points and 3 assists against Serbia. ( photo)

FIBA World Cup 2019: Serbia hands Gilas Pilipinas another thrashing

Serbia started a 7-0 run anchored on Nikola Milutinov, Marko Simonovic, and Nikola Jokic to wrest the lead, 16-9. The Serbians never looked back from there, finishing the first quarter 28-13. Their biggest scoring run came in the third quarter, 75-35. They enjoyed leads by as much as 59 points. #FIBAWC