China had the lead and the ball in the final seconds.
Poland had Mateusz Ponitka.
Ponitka stole Zhou Qi‘s inbound pass, drove straight to the basket, drew a foul and hit the game-tying free throw with 4.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Though Ponitka only split at the line, Poland won the FIBA World Cup Group A nail-biter in overtime, 79-76.
After opening the tournament with its first World Cup win in 52 years, Poland is now 2-0.
Potinka was a big reason. He finished with 25 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks.