USA DEFENDS WORLD TITLE
No Kevin Durant, no Kevin Love, more reason to believe Team USA’s basketball program is alive and well. Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team might have avoided 2014 World Cup host Spain, but in a 129-92 championship game win against Serbia flexed its muscle in front of the international basketball world.
The average win margin of 33 points through nine games said it all. The Americans are the first national team to win by more than 20 points through every game in any previous FIBA championship event.
Team USA hit the 100-point mark just more than 28 minutes into the game on Sunday, and Kyrie Irving only needed 25 minutes to lead the way with 26 points while hitting all six of his three-point shots. Irving ultimately won the MVP for his solid play throughout the tournament and his explosion in the championship game.