Aug 1, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA Team White guard Klay Thompson (21) passes the ball during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Klay Thompson Has Game-High 18, USA Cruises Over Finland

Every player on Team USA scored as the Americans routed Finland 114-55 to open the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain on Saturday.

Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson had a game-high 18 points, and fans have to love the way he looks in the international spotlight.

The other Golden State representative, Stephen Curry, struggled a bit. He only had four points and missed all five of his three-point attempts, but he did lead the team with five assists.

Two of Curry’s points came by way of a breakaway dunk, something we rarely see from the sharpshooter:

Next up for Team USA will be a game against Turkey tomorrow.


Thompson also woke up at 5:30 AM one morning in Spain for his fantasy football draft. Between that and scoring a game-high, I don’t which is more impressive.


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More from Thompson, who is writing a diary in the San Francisco Chronicle on his experience with Team USA:

I’m super-excited to be playing in this tournament. I’m not playing 45 minutes. I’m playing 20 really-hard minutes. It’s cool playing for the other guys and for your country. It’s going to help me so much going into the season, because I’m playing with guys who are better than me.

It’s a solid read — Thompson is extremely humble, likable guy who has a terrific attitude.

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