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USA destroy hapless Angola to secure Q/F berth

Quest for first World Championship since 1994 rumbles on.

Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups works ball inside against the Los Angeles Clippers
Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups works ball inside against the Los Angeles Clippers
Image: David Zalubowski/AP/Press Association Images

TEAM USA PRODUCED the best performance of the tournament so far to confidently dispatch Angola at the FIBA World Championships in Turkey.

Chauncey Billups of the Denver Nuggets was again the star with 19 points as the USA notched up a score of 121 to Angola’s 66. Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay and Eric Gordon all pointed seventeen to help the Americans on their way to the a quarter final against either Russia or New Zealand.

The USA had to win the match to qualify from their group, an produced an array of three pointers to blitz their Angolan counterparts. The Americans- dubbed the USA ‘B’ team as most major stars were rested- dominated from the off- leading by twenty after one quarter and by twenty-seven at half-time.

SI.com reports:

Most impressive of all, the U.S. scored 41 baskets on 28 assists and turned the ball over just five times all game.

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