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Team USA Breezes Past New Zealand, Improves to 3-0 at World Cup

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The U.S. team improved to 3-0 at the 2014 FIBA World Cup with Tuesday’s 98-71 win over New Zealand in Bilbao, Spain.

The kiwis kept the game close early thanks to making five of their first 10 3-point attempts, but as many NBA teams can attest, it’s a dangerous to enter a 3-point contest in a game that features the Splash Brothers. The Warriors backcourt duo combined to make four of their first five 3-pointers, and the U.S. took control of the game by doubling up New Zealand, 30-15, in the second quarter.

Stephen Curry finished with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals while shooting 2-for-3 on 3-pointers. Klay Thompson also made a pair of treys and finished with 12 points in the win.

Warriors in Spain with Team USA

Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson along with their USA Basketball teammates are off to a perfect start at the World Cup in Spain.

USA vs. New Zealand - 9/2/14

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Warriors in Spain with Team USA

Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson along with their USA Basketball teammates are off to a perfect start at the World Cup in Spain.
Sep 2, 2014  |  01:40

USA vs. New Zealand

Team USA features six players in double figures with a balanced defensive effort to rout New Zealand 98-71.
Sep 1, 2014  |  00:00

Curry and Thompson will be back in action on Wednesday as the U.S. plays the second of three games in three days to close out the group stage of the tournament. Wednesday’s game against the Dominican Republic will tip off at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific) on ESPN.



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