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FIBA World Cup Studs From Day 4 Omer Asik And Anthony Davis

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.

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:

No Show By Jonas Valanciunas Costs Lithuania Vs. Australia

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.


Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.