Germany win first men’s basketball World Cup by beating Serbia

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Germany showed nerves of steel to win the men’s basketball World Cup for the first time on Sunday after beating twice champions Serbia 83-77 in the final in Manila. The Germans had reached their first ever final after shocking the United States on Friday in the Philippines but the talented Serbian team – even without NBA superstar Nikola Jokic – were tough opponents in an initially neck-and-neck contest. Serbia led 26-23 following the first quarter but it was 47-47 at half-time after Germany star Dennis Schröder missed a simple basket to go in ahead. Toronto Raptors point guard Schröder though…

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