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  1. Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic Games

    Marc Stein

    While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  2. Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal with...

    Marc Stein

    Australian swingman Joe Ingles has parlayed a fine showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup into an NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  3. Margin of victory among USA's best

    Marc Stein

    MADRID -- The competition at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup certainly could have been tougher. Tough to dispute that claim when Team USA had each of its nine wins in this tournament wrapped up before the fourth quarter. Yet it should also ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  4. Rapid reaction: USA routs Serbia for gold

    Marc Stein

    MADRID -- Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis from press row at the Palacio de Deportes after Team USA completed a nine-game sweep at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup with a 129-92 demolition of Serbia in Sunday night's final: How it happened: ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  5. Q&A with Kenneth Faried

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- If they chose an All-Interview Team here at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Kenneth Faried would undoubtedly be the first name submitted. Put him down as a strong contender for the All-Tournament, too. In our quadrennial...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  6. Kenneth Faried says Team USA 'wanted to beat' Spain in FIBA Baske...

    Marc Stein

    Kenneth Faried was the only player willing to say what at least a few members of Team USA are presumably feeling after advancing to a gold-medal game that won't have Spain on the other side.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  7. USA drops Lithuania en route to FIBA final

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis from press row at the Palau Sant Jordi after Team USA improved to 8-0 in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup with Thursday's 96-68 semifinal steamrolling of Lithuania: How it Happened: On the...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. Team USA-Lithuania semifinal preview

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- The team with the highest average victory margin at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup strangely keeps finding itself playing a lot of defense when the games are over. Maybe that'll change now that host Spain has been stunningl...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  9. Derrick Rose is 'ready to be Derrick,' Mike Krzyzewski says

    Marc Stein

    Derrick Rose has convinced at least one prominent member of the American basketball community that he has turned a significant corner in his comeback.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: USA fends off Slovenia

    Marc Stein

    Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis from press row at the Palau Sant Jordi after Team USA clinched a spot in the semifinals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup with Tuesday's 119-76 trouncing of Slovenia: How It Happened: You would never know, l...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  11. Kyrie Irving was still hurting during Team USA game against Mexic...

    Marc Stein

    Kyrie Irving is willing to share now what he didn't dare admit Saturday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  12. Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski wants Derrick Rose to take charge ...

    Marc Stein

    Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski wants point guard Derrick Rose to put himself before his teammates on occasion.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  13. Coming Attractions: Goran & Zoran Show

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- American viewers will be getting another up-close look at the Goran & Zoran Show in Tuesday's quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Even better news: It might not be the last time we see them together this year....

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  14. Cousins helping U.S. defend post game

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- United States versus Mexico basketball in 2014 looks a lot like Mexico versus United States soccer did throughout the '70s and '80s and, realistically, decades before that. Hombres contra ninos. On hardwood, as it used to be...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: U.S. eliminates Mexico

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis from press row at the Palau Sant Jordi after Team USA opened the single-elimination phase of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup with a 86-63 trouncing of Mexico in the Round of 16: How It Ha...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  16. 2014 World Cup Power Rankings (updated)

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- What began as a 24-team field is down to 16. So it's time for the internationally known Power Rankings committee (of one) to weigh in with one more FIBA Basketball World Cup edition as the single-elimination portion of the tournam...

    Blog | September 05, 2014