Matchday 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Men's Basketball Tournament is almost over with matches from Group C to be played on Sunday, August 1. So far, there has not been any grand upset in the third round, but Iran, Nigeria, and hosts Japan have been eliminated from the tournament. The three teams didn't manage to add a victory to their account in the final game, and thus they missed out on a spot in the last eight.
France justified their favorite role by beating Iran 79-62 in the final Group Stage match, while Nigeria suffered another defeat, this time to Italy 80-71. Germany have failed to win once more after being defeated 89-76 by Australia.
Meanwhile, the United States absolutely cruised past the Czech Republic with a final result of 119-84 written on the scoresheet. Here, check out the results, and standings of the Tokyo 2020 Men's Basketball Tournament as of July 31.
2020 Tokyo Olympic Men's Basketball Group Stage – Matchday 1 results
2020 Tokyo Olympic Men's Basketball Group Stage – Matchday 2 results
2020 Tokyo Olympic Men's Basketball Group Stage – Matchday 3 results
Iran 62-79 France
United States 119-84 Czech Republic
Italy 80-71 Nigeria
Australia 89-76 Germany
Argentina vs Japan (Sunday, August 1)
Spain vs Slovenia (Sunday, August 1)
2020 Tokyo Olympic Men's Basketball Group Stage – Standings
After the first day of Matchday 3, France lead Group A with six points and a win percentage of 100%, leaving the United States behind in second with five points and a win percentage of 66.7%. Currently, the Czech Republic and Iran are located in the bottom two positions, as the Czech have four points. Iran are on the bottom since they have failed to grab at least one win, and thus, they have been knocked out of the tournament.
In Group B, Australia and Italy hold the top two positions. However, after playing three games, Australia have managed to three times, so they have a win percentage of 100%. Italy, meanwhile, lost once and won twice, so they are sitting in second place. Germany are third with four points, while Nigeria are placed last with three points as they have three defeats so far, meaning they will not go through to the next phase.
With Group C taking part in the third round on Sunday, Slovenia and Spain have an identical record of two victories each and thus, both have a win percentage of 100%. Moreover, Slovenia have netted and conceded more than Spain, so as a result, they sit on the top for now. Argentina and Japan have tow points in two games, as they both were defeated. Take a look at the Group Standings after Matchday 3.