Friday August 29th, 2014

Team USA heads into the 2014 FIBA World Cup as the world's top ranked team. The United States, which has taken home gold medals in the past two Olympics, will begin its efforts to advance out of Group C in its game Saturday against Finland.

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Finland, No. 39 in FIBA world rankings, has just one NBA player, Erik Murphy of the Cleveland Cavaliers. This year marks the first time that Finland has participated in the World Cup. 

The only time that the two sides met previously was at the 1964 Olympics, a U.S. victory. 

Game information

Start time: 3:30 PM EST

TV: NBA TV (shown on tape delay at 11:00 PM EST)

Live stream: For a live stream, click here.

For more information, check out Rob Mahoney's breakdown of Team USA's top competition

- Aaron Somers

 

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