The United States basketball team continues its run through group play at the FIBA World Cup Tuesday morning when it takes on New Zealand in Bilbao, Spain.
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The Americans alone in first place in Group C with a 2-0 record, having blown out Finland in Saturday’s opener and overcome a halftime deficit Sunday to beat Turkey.
New Zealand is in last place in the group at 0-2, having lost to the Dominican Republic and Turkey.
How to Watch on TV & Online
TV: ESPN2 has the coverage starting at 11:30 a.m.
HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: If your cable subscription includes ESPN, you can watch the live stream of the game online for free at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need your cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know.
HOW TO WATCH ON MOBILE: Mobile and tablet users can watch the game for free on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
About the Game
New Zealand, which won the Silver Medal in last year’s FIBA Oceana tournament to qualify for the World Cup and is ranked 19th in FIBA, has a former NBA player in Kirk Penney and three active college players: Hawaii’s Issac Fotu, Saint Louis’ Rob Low and Nebraska’s Tai Webster.
New Zealand has lost 76-73 to Turkey and 76-63 to the Dominican Republic.
The Americans, who haven’t lost in international play since 2006, won their first two games by an average margin of 40 points.
United States 110, New Zealand 75
Turkey, widely considered the second best team in Group C, crumbled in the second half against the U.S. when Anthony Davis came alive and the Americans played with better offensive flow. And New Zealand is no Turkey, despite having nearly beaten the Turks. This game will more closely resemble Team USA’s bashing of Finland than its relatively close one against Turkey.