FIBA World Cup Group Play Turning into Highlight Show for Team USA

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FIBA World Cup Group Play Turning into Highlight Show for Team USA
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After just four games of preliminary-round play, Team USA clinched a spot in the round of 16 and won its Group C with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried led the way for the United States with 16 points, but the club's fourth consecutive win was in large part due to another ensemble effort. For the second straight contest, every member of the roster scored—underscoring the depth and selflessness characterizing head coach Mike Krzyzewski's squad.

As guard James Harden told reporters after the team's victory over New Zealand, "We've got 12 guys that can score the basketball at any given moment, and tonight and every other night the focus is defense, and whoever scores the basketball, it's USA points."

And many of those USA points have been scored in style.

The United States' active defense has translated into plenty of fast-break offense. The results have been something to behold.

Here are just a few of the highlights we've witnessed as Team USA prepares for its final game of group play against Ukraine.

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