Tuesday’s action at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain continues to provide a platform for NBA and international players to strut their stuff and a pair of Pelicans stood out. Omer Asik had a massive game but failed to propel Turkey to the win. Anthony Davis had another big outing for the unbeaten USA.
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Mexico 79-55 over Angola
Hector Hernandez, Cancun 24 points
Hawks free agent Gustavo Ayon 17 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks
Ukraine 64-58 over Turkey
Olexandra Mishula, DC Dnipro 19 points
Pelicans Omer Asik 16 points, 20 rebounds
USA 98-71 over New Zealand
Pelicans Anthony Davis 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block
Nuggets Kenneth Faried 15 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block
Australia 82-75 over Lithuania
Joe Ingles, Maccabi Tel Aviv 18 points
Renaldas Seibutis, Darussafaka 21 points
Slovenia 89-72 over Korea
Suns Goran Dragic 22 points
Dominican Republic 74-68 over Finland
Eloy Vargas, Fuenlabrada 18 points, 13 rebounds, 1 steal and 4 blocks
Petteri Koponen, Khimki 23 points, 3 rebounds, 9 assists
The big disappointments of the day:
Raptors Jonas Valanciunas 4 points, 6 rebounds, 5 turnovers
Rockets Donatas Motiejunas 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 turnovers
After three games, the top three scorers in the tournament are Pau Gasol (23.7), Luis Scola (23) and Gorgui Dieng (22). Anthony Davis leads the USA averaging 19 points and tied for 8th place overall.
Check out all of the leading scorers at the FIBA World Cup here.