The first challenging test of the Fiba World Cup is overcome by Team USA in Montenegro.


If the Americans were waiting a serious test at the World Cup, they can wait no more. Facing a 26.5-point underdog in Montenegro in a second-round opener for both teams, they trailed by a point at the half, didn’t take the lead for good until midway through the third quarter and still had a contest on their hands until the final minutes.

They found a way in the end, winning 85-73 to remain unbeaten and move to the brink of the quarterfinals. Read more

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