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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. The one who came back for Team USA

    Marc Stein

    MADRID, Spain -- Kevin Durant. Kevin Love. Blake Griffin. LaMarcus Aldridge. Russell Westbrook. Kawhi Leonard. And, of course, poor Paul George. We've spent so much time over these past few months fixated on every name we thought we'd see in Sp...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. With Spain gone, who can stop Team USA?

    Marc Stein

    BARCELONA, Spain -- I wanted it. You wanted it. On a lot of levels, I suspect even Team USA wanted it. So many of us dribbleheads, after weeks of hype and promises and what can now only be labeled as foolishly premature assumptions, were hop...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Kyrie Irving 'ready to go' for Team USA after hard fall in FIBA B...

    Marc Stein

    Team USA starting point guard Kyrie Irving is "100 percent" for Saturday's game against Mexico at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  14. U.S. wraps up pool play with perfect record

    Marc Stein

    James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  15. FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's n...

    Marc Stein

    In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Team USA routs Finland

    Marc Stein

    BILBAO, Spain -- Some at-the-buzzer instant analysis from press row at the Bilbao Exhibition Center after Team USA's 114-55 dismantling of Finland in both teams' FIBA World Cup opener in Group C: How it happened: This was simply unfair. Hard to...

    Blog | August 30, 2014