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Team USA overcomes sluggish first half to beat Turkey, 98-77. Anthony Davis scored 19 points, all coming in the second half.
Anthony Davis' work appears done. If so, finishes with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals. Went 8-11 from field (4 dunks, 2 tip-ins)
So much for a quiet game by Anthony Davis. He had 0 points at halftime, partly due to picking up 2 fouls. Davis up to 19 points in 2nd half
In a span of only 59 seconds, Anthony Davis threw down two alley oop dunks, then tipped in another oop for an and-one. USA 82-63 at 6:05
Anthony Davis went scoreless in the first half. He now has 17 points, just one shy of Faried's game-high 18.
James Harden wants credit for the hockey assist on that Davis throwdown.
Asik has been a turnover machine today; 5 so far. Shouldn't be as glaring w/ the Pels, as the ball won't be in his hands nearly as much.
Anthony Davis scored 11 points in 3rd qtr to spearhead USA's 31-20 edge. USA up 66-60 entering 4th. Omer Asik 6 pts, 8 reb, 3 blk
Davis & Faried have a combined 25 points on 16 shots, and Team USA hardly went to them inside in the first half. Keep feeding the big boys.
Anthony Davis has jump started Team USA in 3rd quarter, controlling the pace much better now. Team USA leading Turkey, 64-59.
After going scoreless in the first half against Turkey, Anthony Davis has scored nine points in the opening 3 minutes of 3rd quarter.
Pelicans teammates Omer Asik and Anthony Davis now matched up often in 2nd half. Davis 9 quick points in 2:52 span. Turkey up 51-48 in 3rd
Anthony Davis asserting himself much, much better so far in the second half. 9 points in a little over 3 minutes.
Team USA losing 40-35 at halftime to Turkey, unable to control the pace of the game.A.Davis 0 pts, 1 reb. O.Asik - 3 pts,7 rebs.
Outstanding half for Turkey, leading USA 40-35 at intermission. Omer Asik 3 pts, 7 reb, 2 blk. Anthony Davis (1reb/1 blk/1 stl) 2 fouls
USA taking cautious route by sitting Anthony Davis with 2 fouls (FIBA limit's 5). Omer Asik 3 pts, 7 reb in 9 mins. Turkey 28-25 in 2nd qtr
Team USA struggling against Turkey's mix of zone and man-to-man defenses right now.
Anthony Davis bites on the pump fake and commits his second foul.
Team USA-Turkey tied at 16 at end of first quarter. Anthony Davis went scoreless but had a block and grabbed one rebound.
Turkey's Omer Asik was a rebounding machine in 1st qtr, with 6 boards in 7 minutes. Rare quiet qtr for Anthony Davis (0pts/1blk). Tied at 16
Davis checked out during the last stoppage in play. No points, but a rebound, a block, and some great all-around defense.
Davis hasn't been utilized much on the offensive end, but he has been a major factor defensively thus far.
Only took 1:03 for Anthony Davis to block a shot. Omer Asik has 3 early rebounds plus an and-one layup for Turkey, which leads 10-5 at 6:48
Pelicans' Omer Asik already making impact with his rebounding against Team USA. He has grabbed four of Turkey's first six.
Not so sure about that foul call on Davis. Looked like solid defense.
Impressive offensive rebounding there by Asik, going to the line for the and-one opportunity
Team USA plays Turkey today at 2:30 p.m. in FIBA World Cup. Omer Asik plays for Turkey.
Pelicans fans can get an extended look at center Omer Asik today
Love that college football is back.
Team USA routs Finland 114-55 in its opening game of the FIBA World Cup. Pelicans forward Anthony Davis scored 17 pts on 6-of-8 shooting.
As expected, Anthony Davis (17 pts) not needed in 4th quarter by Team USA in 114-55 victory. Klay Thompson led USA with 18 pts
Team USA's size, talent and depth too much for Finland. USA leading 89-39 at the end of third quarter.
Anthony Davis could be rested in 4th qtr with USA ahead by 50. Davis 17 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 6-8 FGs, 5-5 FTs. Only needed to play 14:19
Six more quick points for Anthony Davis in 3rd qtr give him USA-best 17 points. Next is Klay Thompson's 12. USA 79-32 at 3:06 of 3rd
USA up 60-18 at halftime (not a misprint). Finland did not score a field goal in 2nd qtr. Anthony Davis 11 pts (4-5 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 9 minutes
Anthony Davis just scored 7 points in span of only 56 seconds of game time. Davis up to team-high 11 points. USA rolling 42-18 over Finland
Team USA and Anthony Davis blowing out Finland, 42-18, in second quarter in FIBA World Cup. Davis has 11 pts.
Both of Anthony Davis' scoring plays were drives from perimeter all way to basket. Pelicans coaches have worked with him a lot on that skill
Anthony Davis (1-2 FGs) 4 points, 1 rebound in first 5:20 of game. USA leads Finland 22-12 with 2:28 left in 1st qtr
Turkey rallied from 10 down at half to beat New Zealand 76-73. Omer Asik (1 pt, 2 blk) played just 11 minutes after picking up 2 early fouls
USA debuts at FIBA World Cup today vs. Finland at 2:30 p.m. (Central). Pelicans' Omer Asik and Turkey trail New Zealand 38-28 at halftime
Great first win. Texas next weekend.
During USA's exhibition tour, Anthony Davis led team in scoring (13.8 ppg) and blocks (3.8 bpg). Also 1 rebound, 2 steals shy of team lead
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Monty on Anthony Davis/USA team: "You seldom say there’s a better player on the floor. That’s got to help him from a confidence standpoint."
A theme of Anthony Davis' ongoing USA interview: international basketball has helped him improve as player. He sees it as a big plus
Monty Williams on Anthony Davis' maturation playing for star-studded Team USA: "He's realizing he's a lead dog among alpha dogs."
It went under the radar, but former Pelicans forward James Southerland signed with the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this month.
Guard Eric Gordon tells the Pelicans' in-house internet show he's 100 percent healthy and has been working out at their practice facility.
BTW official playing time today for Anthony Davis was 18:35. He did not play the latter portion of 3rd quarter or entire 4th quarter
Anthony Davis scored 18 pts, grabbed 11 rebs, blocked four shots and had four steals in Team USA's 101-71 victory against Slovenia on Tues.
Anthony Davis has had numerous huge-stat NBA games (incl. a 40-21 vs. Boston). But to have 18-11-4-4 playing < half of a game? Pretty rare
Via @ESPN Anthony Davis has 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals, 5-8 FGs, 8-11 FTs. Unofficially, he's done all that in only 17:35
Unofficially Anthony Davis now has 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals with 3:05 left in 3rd qtr. USA leads 74-45 vs. Slovenia
Anthony Davis was a stat-stuffer in 1st half, with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals, all in 12 minutes of action. USA up 46-35