Dominicans sweep 1st round after late flip vs Angola, opens potential three-way tie in Group A

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MANILA, Philippines — Boasting an untarnished 3-0 card, the Dominican Republic swept Group A after an excellent quarter-finisher over Angola, 75-67, at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup on Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Smart Araneta Coliseum.

From being down by as many as 13, Angola got back on track with 2:52 left after Silvio De Sousa flushed a dunk to knot the scorecard to 65-65. But the nation’s bold attempts for a comeback have faded as they went scoreless until nine seconds left as Victor Liz and Andres Feliz charged the Dominicanas to a shattering 10-0 swing en route to first-round reign.

Feliz powered the Dominicans with an efficient 17-point outing, shooting 6-of-7 from the field. Liz added 13 markers and eight boards, while the foul-troubled Karl-Anthony Towns alongside Angel Delgado had eight apiece.

An unlikely triumphant of the group, Dominicana ousted the host nation, the Philippines, and the No. 10 Italy last week en route to automatic entry to the second round of the World Cup. 

Angolans now have a 1-2 record and may only hope that the Filipinos will outlast the Italians later this day for a three-way tie within their group.

Silvio De Sousa paced Angola with his 19 points and nine boards. Bruno Fernando tallied 13 points, but his crucial foul-out exit hurt his country’s late chances to pull off a come-from-behind over the Dominican Republic.

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