Most Impressive and Disappointing Performances on Day 2 of FIBA World Cup

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Most Impressive and Disappointing Performances on Day 2 of FIBA World Cup
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Every team that suited up for Day 1 was back in action on Day 2 of the FIBA World Cup on Sunday, as the message arrived early that there'd be no rest for the weary in Spain.

Some of the sorriest stories from Saturday's opening action reversed course, with soundly defeated Finland rallying to put on one of the most impressive bounce-back efforts imaginable. And Team USA found the going a bit tougher in its Sunday contest, especially in the first half.

A few squads maintained the positive momentum established on Day 1, as Slovenia got terrific performances from the Dragic brothers and Luis Scola did his best to keep Argentina afloat against a game Croatian squad. That tilt went the way of the Croatians, thanks largely to the single most impressive individual showing of the tournament so far.

You won't believe what Dario Saric did against Argentina.

There were some disappointments as well.

Dante Exum continued to be nearly invisible, Puerto Rico slipped to a record nobody expected and Spain refused to give the people what they wanted.

The games are coming fast and furious in this World Cup, and we've already seen how yesterday's goats can quickly turn into today's heroes. Here's where things stand after a jam-packed Day 2.

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