The USA National Team’s winning streak is now at 63 games (45 FIBA and FIBA Americas games, 18 exhibition games), which has been achieved under the leadership of USA managing director Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. The streak includes perfect performances in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, 2010 World Championship and 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Led by 26 points from tournament MVP Kyrie Irving and 23 points from James Harden, the USA saved its best performance of the World Cup for the gold medal clash as the Americans captured a second-consecutive FIBA World Cup gold medal with a blistering 129-92 win over Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad arena on Sunday night in Madrid, Spain.
There were certainly a lot of questions surrounding the USA Team that traveled to Turkey for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. However, without a single member of the 2008 Olympic gold medal team back, the strength of the USA Basketball National Team program was proven as the Americans rolled over opponents to compile a 9-0 record and win the World Championship title.