Recap – USA vs. Turkey


Coming off of yesterday’s 59-point demolition of Finland, USA Basketball returned to action on the backside of a back-to-back vs. Turkey on Sunday afternoon.

Today’s contest acts as somewhat of a rematch of the title game from the 2010 FIBA World Championships, where Team USA routed Turkey 81-64 behind the coming out party of Kevin Durant. This year’s Turkish national team is not lead by quite as much NBA talent as they were in 2010, as Hedo Turkoglu, Ersan Ilyasova and Semih Erden are no longer a part of the roster. The only NBA talent remaining from their 2010 runner-up squad is the newest New Orleans Pelican, Omer Asik, who will be teaming up with Anthony Davis this coming season. However, Turkey’s 2014 squad is full of experience, as eight of their players participated in the 2010 World Championship run.

Team USA certainly wasn’t going to destroy Turkey like they…

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