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2014 FIBA World Cup Spurs Schedule: Group Phase

With the 2014 FIBA World Cup set to kick-off Saturday August 30 to September 14 in Spain, two current San Antonio Spurs players and one Spurs free agent will be participating in the event.

Tiago Splitter will be representing Brazil, Boris Diaw will be playing with France, and free agent Aron Baynes will be playing for Australia. The schedule below is taken from FIBA.com, based on the opening round called the Group Phase. Brazil and France are in Group A, while Australia is in Group D. Only the games with Spurs player affiliations are listed below to help keep track during the tournament. (All times CST).

Saturday August 30

9:30 AM: Australia (Baynes) vs. Slovenia

Notable NBA players for Australia: Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and rookie Dante Exum of the Utah Jazz. Slovenian notable NBA players: Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns

11:00 AM: Brazil (Splitter) vs. France (Diaw)

Notable NBA players for Brazil: Splitter, Nene of the Washington Wizards, Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers, free agent Leandro Barbosa. Notable NBA players for France: Diaw, Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers, Evan Fournier of the Denver Nuggets, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz, Ian Mahinmi of the Indiana Pacers

Sunday August 31

5:30 AM: Australia (Baynes) vs. Korea

8:30 AM: France (Diaw) vs. Serbia

11:00 AM: Brazil (Splitter) vs. Iran

Monday September 1

11:00 AM: France (Diaw) vs. Egypt

3:00 PM: Brazil (Splitter) vs. Spain

Notable NBA players for Spain: Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls, Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jose Calderon of the New York Knicks, Victor Claver of the Portland Trail Blazers

Tuesday September 2

9:30 AM: Australia (Baynes) vs. Lithuania

Notable NBA players for Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors, Donatas Motiejunas of the Houston Rockets

Wednesday September 3

5:30 AM: Australia (Baynes) vs. Mexico

11:00 AM: Brazil (Splitter) vs. Serbia

3:00 PM: France (Diaw) vs. Spain

Thursday September 4

5:30 AM: Australia (Baynes) vs. Angola

8:30 AM: Brazil (Splitter) vs. Egypt

11:00 AM: France (Diaw) vs. Iran

After Thursday September 4, all teams will be given a day to rest on Friday September 5. From there, the teams that finish in first through fourth place in their respective groups (A,B,C,D) will move on to the round of 16 beginning on Saturday September 6.

Paul Garcia

About Paul Garcia

Paul is a San Antonio Spurs credentialed media member for Project Spurs. He covered the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, TX, and the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals. Paul has been featured on WOAI, Fox 29, and numerous nationwide radio shows.

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