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.

  • A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento. The Rockets also will receive two second-round draft picks and send guard/forward Alonzo Gee to the Kings, along with at least one other nonguaranteed contract.

    College football

    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.


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    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.

  • Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Utah State star QB Chuckie Keeton played for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee in October. Keeton went 18 of 35 for 144 yards with two interceptions and one touchdown pass.

    Soccer

    Gyasi Zardes scored twice to lead the L.A. Galaxy over visiting Chivas USA 3-0 in MLS play.

  • Luis Silva's goal in the 57th minute proved the difference in D.C. United's 2-0 home victory over the New York Red Bulls.

  • Toronto FC fired manager Ryan Nelsen, replacing him with Greg Vanney, head of TFC Academy.

  • Lionel Messi suffered a leg injury in Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal. Barcelona says its star forward hurt a muscle in his right leg and that he will undergo further tests Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

    WNBA

    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.