United States overcomes sloppy start to rout New Zealand in FIBA World Cup opener

The U.S. overcame a sluggish, sloppy start and knocked off New Zealand 99-72 Saturday in the FIBA World Cup opener for both teams in Group C in Manilla, Philippines.

The Americans had four turnovers in the first 2½ minutes and trailed 14-4 with 5:48 left in the first quarter. But the second unit − led by Austin Reaves, Paolo Banchero and Tyrese Haliburton − helped erase the deficit and the U.S. pulled away with a strong final three quarters.

With a roster that includes no experience at a major men’s senior international event, the U.S. with its 12 NBA players had […]

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