Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

FIBA World Cup 2014: Team USA Routs Finland In Opening Game 114-55

Team USA tipped off play at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain on Saturday against Finland and earned a dominating 114-55 victory, improving to 1-0 in group play.

Aug 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States guard Klay Thompson (5) takes a three-point shot against Puerto Rico during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States guard Klay Thompson (5) takes a three-point shot against Puerto Rico during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The game was essentially over at halftime as the Americans limited Finland to just two free throws in the second period and went into the break leading 60-18.

USA Basketball coasted in the second half en route to a 59-point victory.

Klay Thompson led all players with 18 points off the bench and finished the game shooting 7-of-10 from the field.

Fellow backups Derrick Rose (12) and Rudy Gay (10) were also in double-figures.

DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins nearly posted a double-double but came up one point shy, finishing with nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Anthony Davis was the only starter for Team USA to reach double-digits, dropping 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

USA Basketball is back in action tomorrow (8/31) against Turkey at 3:30 pm (ET).

The Turks are coming off a thrilling 76-73 victory against New Zealand earlier today.

Turkey was trailing 72-61 with 5:21 remaining in the fourth quarter, but went on an amazing 15-1 run down the stretch to win in unbelievable comeback fashion 76-73.

The USA-Turkey game will be televised on ESPN.

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