USA blows out Finland 114-55 in first FIBA 2014 World Cup match in Spain

The United States routed Finland 114-55 in their sold-out opening match at the FIBA 2014 World Cup in Bilbao, Spain on Saturday.

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The US led 31-16 after the first quarter and 60-18 at half-time, limiting Finland to two points in the second quarter while reeling off 21 straight points.

The US made 67 percent of their two-point attempts, mostly dunks and tip-ins. They also hit 88 percent at the line, 22 of 25. Finland could only make 18 of 65 from the field — 28 percent — including only 4 of 21 threes.

Klay Thompson led the US with 18 points.

Anthony Davis added 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting and 5 of 5 free throws.

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Derrick Rose scored 12, including spectacular dunks after splitting the defense.

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Rudy Gay, who played for USA at the previous world championship in Turkey, added 10.

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His former Toronto Raptors teammate DeMar DeRozan, playing in his first FIBA game for USA, scored 5 on 1 of 5 shooting.

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James Harden, who played on the US Olympic gold medal winner in 2012, added 9 points and 4 steals.

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The US scored 50 points after forcing Finland into 31 turnovers.

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Kyrie Irving had 3 steals and 9 points.

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Stephen Curry hit only 1 of 5 shots but dished out 5 assists.

He applauded the Finnish fans, who sold out the game in an hour and cheered on their team in full voice as if it was a tight-game throughout.

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The Finnish players saluted their fans after the game.

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