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FIBA World Cup 2014 GameThread No.1: USA vs. Finland

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Come watch the USA dismantle Finland in basketball, stay for the beard.

He plays like a bearded bald eagle. USA, USA, USA.
He plays like a bearded bald eagle. USA, USA, USA.
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United Stated of America (0-0) vs. Finland (0-0), Group C

Game time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain
TV: ESPN
Online: WatchESPN

Lineups

USA

G: Kyrie Irving
G: Stephen Curry
F: James Harden
F: Kenneth Faried
C: Anthony Davis

Finland

G: Peteri Koponen
G: Sasu Salin
F: Erik Murphy
F: Shawn Huff
C: Gerald Lee

SB Nation Previews

Everything you need to know about the 2014 FIBA World Cup - SBNation.com
Team USA is the clear favorite, but a slew of other contenders led by host nation Spain will pose stiff challenges. Read on for team-by-team previews, a schedule of games and much more.

USA vs. Finland, FIBA World Cup 2014: Time, TV schedule and preview - SBNation.com
Team USA should have little trouble dispatching Finland in its World Cup opener.

Angry Birds maker basically bribed FIBA to put Finland in the Basketball World Cup - SBNation.com
How backwards is the international basketball system? This backwards.

Group C Results

6:30 a.m.: Ukraine 72, Dominican Republic 62
10 a.m.: New Zealand vs. Turkey
3:30 p.m.: United States vs. Finland