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Rudy Gay
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Rudy Gay is part of his second straight USA World Cup Team. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Kenneth Faried
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Kenneth Faried posted a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, and added one blocked shot and one steal. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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DeMar DeRozan
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DeMar DeRozan passes during the USA's 98-71 lopsided victory against New Zealand. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Kenneth Faried
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Kenneth Faried eyes another one of his game high 11 rebounds. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Derrick Rose
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Derrick Rose saw 16:39 of action in the USA's 98-71 win over New Zealand. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Derrick Rose
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Derrick Rose hangs in the air while finding an open teammate. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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James Harden
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After arriving back at the team hotel, James Harden signed autographs for appreciative fans. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Kenneth Faried
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There's no mistaking Kenneth Faried's intensity and determination. (David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Derrick Rose
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Derrick Rose plays tough defense against New Zealand's Tai Webster. (David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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USA Coaches
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The USA coaching staff led the USA to a third straight convincing win Tuesday night against New Zealand. (David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Klay Thompson
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Klay Thompson looks to drive past his New Zealand defender. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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James Harden
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James Harden finishes at the rim for two of his 13 points. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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DeMar DeRozan
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DeMar DeRozan beats his New Zealand defender to the hoop. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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The USA defeated New Zealand 98-71 to improve to 3-0 at the FIBA World Cup. (David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Anthony Davis
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Anthony Davis finished as the USA's leading scorer with 21 points and added nine rebounds. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Rudy Gay
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Rudy Gay skies and slams home two against New Zealand. (David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Kyrie Irving
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Kyrie Irving started at point guard and recorded 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals. (David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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DeMarcus Cousins
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DeMarcus Cousins secures a rebound for the U.S. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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USA mentor Mike Krzyzewski and James Harden during the post-game press conference. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Anthony Davis and Stepten Curry
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USA starters Anthony Davis and Stepten Curry congratulate each other after teaming together for a basket. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Klay Thompson
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Klay Thompson contributed 12 points in the USA win over New Zealand. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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DeMarcus Cousins
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DeMarcus Cousins and Kenneth Faried look to reject this New Zealand shot attempt. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Klay Thompson
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Klay Thompson scored 12 points in the win over New Zealand. (David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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USA center Mason Plumlee and the USA team upped their record to 3-0 with a convincing 98-71 win. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Stephen Curry
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Stephen Curry scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting overall against New Zealand. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Kyrie Irving
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Kyrie Irving takes advantage of an open lane to the basket versus New Zealand. (Nathaniel Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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