Turkey, however, failed to capitalize on the shooting fouls called on the USA in the endgame.
Leading 92-91 in the final 10 seconds, Turkey saw Dogus Balbay and Cedi Osman miss 4 straight free throws that paved the way for USA to hack out a 93-92 victory behind a pair of Khris Middleton foul shots.
It's not the first time Pascual officiated in the World Cup, having been included in the pool of referees in the 2014 edition in Seville, Spain.
The 49-year-old was also a referee in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. – Rappler.com
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