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

Danilo Gallinari of Italy ( photo)

FIBA World Cup 2019: Italians too much for Gilas Pilipinas

The Italians stepped it up six-minute mark with Luigi Datome, Daniel Hackett and Marcio Belinelli anchoring a 19-0 run in the opening period. There was no looking back for Italy from there and practically cruised throughout the match. They led by as much as 53 points, their biggest run of which happened in the third quarter, 105-58. #FIBAWorldCup2019 #FIBA