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FIBA World Cup 2014: USA vs. Turkey game thread

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Team USA faces off against Turkey at 3:30 p.m.

Ethan Miller

Tip Off: 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Watch: ESPN and WatchESPN app.

Preview: The U.S. Men's National Basketball Team made quick work of Finland and now faces slightly tougher competition in Turkey. Turkey isn't the international powerhouse it has been in recent years, but it does have Omer Asik. Asik is the biggest, toughest defender team USA has faced so far, and the fact that they are facing a great 7-foot defender might mean USA turns to the actual centers on its roster -- DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond.

All that being said, this should still be relatively simple competition and that means its more likely that Drummond gets the majority of his time in mop up duty. But mop up duty is the perfect time for lobs and dunks so that isn't the worst thing in the world.

Rosters: TurkeyTeam USA