Brazil jumped out to a 37-10 first-quarter lead over Egypt en route to a 62-point beatdown in the final Group A matchup of the 2014 FIBA World Cup for both countries.
Led by Leandro Barbosa's 22 points, six Brazilians netted double figures as the team converted 50-of-67 from the field. Anderson Varejao added 15 points and 10 rebounds, while reserve guard Raul Neto had a perfect shooting day at 7-of-7, finishing with 14 points and 10 assists.
Egypt (0-5) fought valianty during the second half, even outscoring Brazil 25-24 during the third frame. However, the Egyptians didn't have enough shooting and are officially eliminated from the tournament.
Ibrahim Elgammel paced the team with 16 points, followed by Amr Gendy's 14-point contribution. Egypt was kept out of the lane, which resulted in 35 three-point attempts—ever-so-slightly under half of its 73 total shots.
Brazil (4-1) now awaits its matchup for the round of 16.
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