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DeMarcus Cousins #12 of the USA Men's Basketball Team celerbates during 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup quarter-final match  against Slovenia at Palau Sant Jordi on September 9, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Source: David Ramos/Getty Images)

U.S. Routes Slovenia 119-76, Makes World Cup Semis

Klay Thompson scored 20 points and James Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter after a scoreless first half, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup.

09/09/2014

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

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

US center Anthony Davis (L) scores beside US forward Kenneth Faried (C) and New Zealand's forward Isaac Fotu (R) during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group C match vs New Zealand at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao, Spain on September 2, 2014. (Source: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Davis Leads Unbeaten U.S. Past New Zealand 98-71

Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

09/02/2014

US guard Derrick Rose holds the ball during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group C match vs Turkey at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao on August 31, 2014. (Source: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Down At Half, USA Beats Turkey In Basketball Worlds

They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

09/01/2014

Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat

Nuggets Add To Heat Woes, Win In Miami 111-107

Kenneth Faried scored 24 points, Darrell Arthur led a big effort from Denver’s bench with 18, and the Nuggets beat the suddenly reeling Miami Heat 111-107 on Friday night, handing the NBA champions their fifth loss in six games.

03/14/2014

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Warriors Vs. Nuggets Preview: Faried To Start, Curry Hoping To Play

Whether the pain in Stephen Curry’s sprained left ankle will subside enough for him to be on the court when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets is not something the point guard could say for sure.

04/26/2013

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Nuggets Secure 3rd Seed With 118-98 Win Over Suns

The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.

04/18/2013

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Terrence Ross Slams Competition In Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.

02/17/2013

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