After blowing out Finland in its FIBA World Cup opener Saturday, the United States basketball team takes on Turkey Sunday in its second game of group play.
The game is a rematch of the 2010 Gold Medal game, which the Americans won 81-64.
Here’s what you need to know about the game and how to watch it.
How to Watch on TV & Online
TV: ESPN has the telecast at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
LIVE STREAM: If ESPN is part of your cable package, you can watch the game online for free at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need your cable log-in and password. (Or the cable log-in and password of someone you know.) You can also watch on the WatchESPN mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
About the Game
The U.S. is heavily favored to win Group C, which includes Finland, Turkey, the Dominican Republic, New Zealand and a Ukraine team coached by former Hawks, Cavaliers and Grizzlies coach Mike Fratello.
Turkey, ranked seventh in the FIBA rankings, may be Team USA’s biggest threat in the group, so Sunday’s game will likely be a lot closer than the 114-55 thrashing the Americans delivered to Finland.
Turkey, making its fourth World Cup appearance, is 18-8 all-time in the tournament. In addition to the second-place finish in 2010, the Turks finished sixth in 2006 and ninth in 2002.
Karem Gonlum was the team’s leading scorer in the 2013 Europe Championship, when he averaged 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova averaged 12.2 points and 5 rebounds and Ender Arslan averaged 11.6 points and 3.6 assists.
United States 102, Turkey 80
This won’t be an all-out pummeling the likes of which the U.S. delivered to Finland, which went the entire second quarter without a field goal. But it won’t come down to the wire, either. We like Team USA to be up by 5 to 10 points at the half and pull away in the third quarter.
The United States gave Finland a harsh welcome to its first World Cup by routing the Finns 114-55. Let's take a look at the game in photos.Click here to read more