USA Basketball put out a different roster on Tuesday after making final cuts, one without the Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver . The roster may have been slightly altered but the result was the same for Team USA, earning a blowout win against Slovenia.
Team USA won 101-71, capping off their four game exhibition tour with a perfect 4-0 record.
Slovenia was the final tune up for USA Basketball before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
The game started out with Team USA taking an early lead thanks to an 8-2 run and ended the quarter with a 24-18 edge.
It seemed as though the Americans would runaway with the game in the second quarter when they took an 18-point lead, but Slovenia kept fighting and reduced the differential to a 13-point margin at halftime.
Slovenia’s comeback attempt was short-lived, however, as Team USA came out of the break like gangbusters, taking a 69-39 lead midway through the third quarter and finished the period leading 81-54.
The Americans coasted in the fourth quarter and ended the game with a 101-71 victory.
Anthony Davis was once again the star for Team USA, finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks in 19 minutes of action.
Kenneth Faried (14 points, 8 rebounds), Kyrie Irving (13 points) Klay Thompson (11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and Rudy Gay (11 points, 4 rebounds) also had solid performances.
Slovenia was led by Zoran Dragic — the younger brother of NBA player Goran Dragic — with 16 points and six rebounds.
Team USA tips off play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 3:30 pm (ET) against Finland. The game will be televised on ESPN.