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FIBA World Cup 2014 GameThread No.3: USA vs. New Zealand

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Another day, another game for USA basketball.

Jonathan Daniel

United Stated of America (2-0) vs. New Zealand (0-2), Group C

Game time: 11:30 a.m. CT
Location: Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain
TV: ESPN2
Online: WatchESPN

News and Notes

FIBA World Cup 2014 results: USA wins, France-Serbia goes down to the wire - SBNation.com
The Americans finally figured out Turkey, but the game of the day was played between France and Serbia in the group of death.

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.

2014 FIBA World Cup schedule: Team USA faces Turkey in rematch of 2010 final - SBNation.com
Four years ago, Turkey advanced all the way to the FIBA final before losing to Team USA. The two teams will square off at 3:30 p.m. ET in Sunday's marquee contest.

Turkey vs. USA results: Americans learn lessons in 98-77 win - SBNation.com
USA Basketball took three quarters to figure out a Turkish team that slowed the tempo and took Coach K's squad out of its game.

FIBA World Cup 2014 schedule: Spain and Brazil clash - SBNation.com
Group A will continue beating on itself, but this battle will likely determine seeding in the round of 16.

Group C Results

Aug. 30

Ukraine 72, Dominican Republic 62
Turkey 76, New Zealand 73
United States 114, Finland 55

Aug. 31

Dominican Republic 76, New Zealand 63
Finland 81, Ukraine 76
USA 98, Turkey 77

Sept. 2

9 a.m.: Ukraine vs. Turkey
11:30 a.m.: United States vs. New Zealand 
3:30 p.m.: Finland vs. Dominican Republic