The United States built an early first quarter lead and never looked back on their way to route Angola and survive the first knockout game of the 2010 FIBA World Championships. Using their athleticism and length to provide smothering defense, the America squad got stops and easy transition buckets going the other way all game long led by Chauncey Billups, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Love. Angola had difficult penetrating through the American defense and struggled even more getting back in transition defense. Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose and Billups led the offensive charge for the team, collecting 16 assists between the three of them. Billups also led the team in scoring with 19, hitting 5-of-7 3s.
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New Zealand's run in the world tournament was ended at the hands of Russia. In a slow first half, the Russians picked up their attack in the third and fourth quarters, giving way to a 22-point win. Recently signed New York Knick center Timofey Mozgov scored 16 points and collected 7 rebounds, while power forward Andrey Vorontsevich had a big game with a double-double- 18 points and 11 boards.