Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.
A night after beating Finland by 59 in its biggest rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn't take control against Turkey until early in the fourth quarter.
They trailed 40-35 at halftime, and Turkey led by six early in the third before the Americans could finally get the game into the quicker tempo they prefer and pull away.
James Harden added 14 points for the U.S. and Kyrie Irving added 13, playing extended minutes in the second half while struggling Derrick Rose sat.
Warriors guards Stephen Curry (nine points) and Klay Thompson (six points) shot a combined 5 of 18 from the field. Curry did have five steals.
Bryce Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for one, helping No. 10 Baylor open its riverfront campus stadium in Waco, Texas, with a 45-0 victory over SMU. Petty was limited to two quarters after suffering a bruise to his lower back.
On the day a statue of Robert Griffin III was dedicated, Petty extended his streak with at least one touchdown pass to a school-record 14 games, breaking a tie with Griffin, Baylor's only Heisman Trophy winner.
Gyasi Zardes scored twice to lead the L.A. Galaxy over visiting Chivas USA 3-0 in MLS play.
League MVP Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the host Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, which will host Game 3 on Tuesday night.