The United States held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-54 rout Saturday in the FIBA World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.
The Americans allowed just two free throws in the period, outscoring their overmatched opponents 29-2 to open a 60-18 lead.
The Warriors' Klay Thompson scored 18 points for the U.S., which will play Turkey on Sunday in a rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game.
Finland was 0 for 17 in the second quarter.
"Our coaches were encouraging us to keep up that effort by telling us every timeout, every dead ball, they only had two points or whatever," said Stephen Curry, who had four points. "That's just motivation to keep doing what we're doing."
Shawn Huff and Petteri Koponen each had 12 points for Finland.
The other Group C action in Bilbao, Turkey rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat New Zealand 76-73.
Turkey's Emir Preldzic had 14 points, six rebounds and three assists. Ukraine, led by Pooh Jeter's 16 points, posted its first-ever win at a World Cup, 72-62 over the Dominican Republic.
Host Spain breezed 90-60 over Iran in Group A in Granada as Pau Gasol had 33 points and his brother Marc had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
In Group D, Slovenia beat Australia 90-80 behind Goran Dragic's 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Clint Dempsey scored off a corner kick in the 52nd minute and Seattle (15-7-3) prevailed 1-0 over Colorado (8-12-6).
The Sounders lead the Western Conference with a league-leading 48 points.
The top five will earn playoff spots.
Briann January had 19 points, and Indiana beat Chicago 77-70 in the opener of the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals. Indiana took a 60-48 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Sky opened the period with a 14-3 run to pull within one.
Mixed martial arts
T.J. Dillashaw retained his bantamweight title with a fifth-round TKO over late fill-in Joe Soto at UFC 177 in Sacramento. Dillashaw (12-2) was slated to fight Renan Barao, but Barao was a scratch after he fell and hit his head while trying to cut weight Friday.
Koppenhaver, 32, was booked into county jail. The mixed martial arts fighter is accused of beating adult film actress Christy Mack and her male friend at a Las Vegas home Aug. 8.
Nacer Bouhanni won a windy 128-mile eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while Alejandro Valverde kept the overall lead by 15 seconds over Nairo Quintana and 18 seconds over Alberto Contador. The race ends Sept. 14.
MCT Information Services contributed to this report.