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Team USA advances, defeating Mexico 86-63

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Team USA advanced with ease, while DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay had good games.

FIBA.com

Team USA defeated Mexico 86-63 on Saturday, advancing themselves to FIBA World Cup Quarterfinals.  Team USA jumped out to an early lead and never let up.  For a team that's struggled in the first half throughout the tournament, it was a positive development as Team USA moves forward.

DeMarcus Cousins had another strong showing, scoring 11 points to go along with seven rebounds, two blocks, and an assist.  Cousins had a perfect shooting night, going 5-5 from the field and 1-1 from the free throw line.

Rudy Gay had a bounce-back game after a poor shooting performance against Ukraine.  Against Mexico, Rudy went 4-7 from the field, including 2-3 from three.  He finished with 10 points, one rebound, one assist, and one steal.

Team USA was led by the Splash Brothers, seeing Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson score 20 and 15 points, respectively.

Team USA will next play the winner of Saturday's match-up between the Dominican Republic and Slovenia.