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USA wins gold in Basketball World Cup with 129-92 rout of Serbia
USA wins gold in Basketball World Cup with 129-92 rout of Serbia

Kyrie Irving made all six three-point shots and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia, 129-92, on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 three-point shots in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them. The Americans were supposed to have All-Star forwards Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin, who all informed USA Basketball not long before the tournament that they would be unavailable. Neither was LeBron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony or Kobe Bryant there. This depleted team that was supposedly weak enough to...

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