Team USA Men's Basketball is headed to the FIBA World Cup Semi-Finals after yet another dominant performance, rolling over Slovenia, 119-76. Klay Thompson led the way for the undefeated USA team, scoring a game-high 20 points on 4-of-8 shooting from three.
USA made 9-of-19 threes, good for 47 percent, and shot 50 percent from the floor. Both Kenneth Faried (14 and 10) and Anthony Davis (13 and 11) went for double-doubles.
Mason Plumlee played five-plus minutes and scored four points with two rebounds. Everyone on Team USA played, and everyone on Team USA scored.
As expected, Team USA was dominant off the glass, pulling down 24 offensive rebounds, scoring 60 (!) points in the paint and out-rebounding Slovenia, 54-38. And, as is typical these days, USA did a lot of damage in forcing turnovers, picking 25 on 12 steals. They only turned the ball over 11 times, to Slovenia's one steal.
They also scored 42 fast-break points to Slovenia's six. So, yeah, it was truly a dominant performance.
Now, Team USA heads to a Semi-Finals matchup against Lithuania on Thursday.
- Team USA vs. Slovenia - FIBA World Cup - Final - Box score - FIBA.com
- USA Basketball routs Slovenia, on to World Cup semis - USA Today - Sam Amick