Shanghai: Andrew Bogut is sure the old Boomers would've blown it.

Things have changed though, the Australian centre says, as they prepare for a maiden World Cup semi-final against Spain on Friday.

Wednesday's tense 82-70 defeat of the Czech Republic in Shanghai saw them improve to 6-0 in the tournament on the same night two-time defending champions United States crashed out of medal contention.

Bogut was huge in the third quarter with the game in the balance, making crucial plays at both ends in a 10-point, three block, three assist supporting act to tournament MVP contender Patty Mills (24 points, six assists).

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