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Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the USA Men's Basketball Team reacts during a 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup semi-final match between USA and Lithuania at Palau Sant Jordi on September 11, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Source: David Ramos/Getty Images)

U.S. Beats Lithuania To Reach Basketball World Final

James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night.

09/11/2014

Derrick Rose #6 of the US Men's National Team during the national anthem prior to the game against the Ukraine Basketball Team during the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Ready For Quarterfinal Match Against Slovenia

On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team.

09/09/2014

US forward James Harden (R) vies with Mexico's guard Jorge Gutierrez (L) during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships round of 16 match USA vs Mexico at the Palau Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona on September 6, 2014. (Source: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Curry’s Six 3’s Lift U.S. Into Quarterfinals

They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona.

09/07/2014

Derrick Rose #6 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team handles the ball against the Ukraine Basketball Team during the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament at the Bilbao Exhibition Center on September 04, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Tops Ukraine, Finishes Pool Play Unbeaten

The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

09/04/2014

Rudy Gay #8 of Team USA goes up to dunk during a game against the Dominican Republic during the 2014 FIBA World Cup at Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao Exhibition Centre on September 3, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. 4-0 After Routing Dominican Republic 106-71

They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

09/04/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 27:  DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball against the Miami Heat at Sleep Train Arena on December 27, 2013 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kings Rally Past Short-Handed Heat 108-103 In OT

The Miami Heat hoped to rest three banged-up regulars and lean on LeBron James to steal a road victory before visiting one of the best teams in the Western Conference.

12/28/2013

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Kings Hit 12 3-Pointers, Hold Off Magic 105-100

ORLANDO (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone didn’t hold his tongue about his team’s shortcomings on the defensive end following its lopsided loss to Miami. They responded a night later by supplying him with […]

12/22/2013

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 20: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives against the Sacramento Kings on December 20, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2013 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Stay Hot, Roll Past Kings 122-103

Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat put up a season high for points, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 122-103 on Friday night.

12/20/2013

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Heat Victorious Over Kings, 128-99

Often overlooked on the star-laden Miami Heat, Mario Chalmers came up big against the Sacramento Kings.

01/13/2013

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