FIBA World Championship 2010 Finals – USA defeats Turkey, captures Worlds

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Team USA will play against Team Turkey for the Finals of FIBA World Championship 2010 Basketball tournament this Sunday 2:30PM ET, September 12, 2010 at Istanbul.

Kevin Durant carried the United States into the gold-medal game at the world championship by scoring a U.S.-record 38 points Saturday in an 89-74 victory over Lithuania.

On the other semifinal game, Turkey reached the final of the basketball world championship with an 83-82 win over Serbia through Kerem Tunceri’s layup with 0.5 seconds left and Semih Erden’s block to Serbia’s final attempt on  Saturday.

UPDATE: Kevin Durant scores 28 as USA beats Turkey 81-64 in the gold-medal game of the Worlds

ISTANBUL – The United States has won its first world championship since 1994, beating Turkey 81-64 behind another sensational performance from Kevin Durant.

Durant scored 28 points Sunday, setting a record along the way for most in the tournament by a U.S. player. He left the court with 42 seconds left and shared a long hug with coach Mike Krzyzewski, who finally won the world title after his previous two attempts ended with bronze medals.

Lamar Odom added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Americans, who won gold in the worlds for only the fourth time, doing so with a team that was no lock after coming to Turkey without the superstars from its Olympic gold medal team.

But Durant was good enough to win without them, qualifying the U.S. for the 2012 Olympics.

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