USA vs Turkey FIBA World Championship 2010 Finals Results and Highlights – It will be the greatest day and the greatest year for United States Basketball. This day will be dubbed as the day were they reclaimed their crown at the FIBA World Championship 2010. The USA is the new FIBA World Champions.
Team USA defeated host team Turkey, 81-64. Again, it was Kevin Durant who lead Team USA in its third consecutive victory from the quarterfinals to today’s championship. This effectively ended a 16-year wait for the USA, who had not won this tournament since 1994.
The game looked more like a one-sided game for the United States, except for the first minutes of the game where Turkey lead 17-14. Team USA then begin an assault of 11 unanswered points and start the early second quarter with 25-17. The USA stayed in front the rest of the game.
Durant gave Team USA their first double digit lead, midway during the second period at 31-21. Turkey however had not surrendered the game yet and played good basketball to try to overcome the lead and the plays of Team USA. Hedo Turkoglu of Turkey led the assault but it seems the Americans have prepared really hard for this game.
Durant finished with a game-high 28 points and seven three point shots.
Mike Kryzewski, USA head coach was asked after the game if what championship is more important, is it this championship or the Olympic Gold. Kryzewski answered, “This championship meant a lot because we have a very young team. It meant a lot to all of us. This was very special. We hadn’t won the World Championship since 1994 and we, as a country, are trying to show great respect for the World Championships which I’m not sure we did a decade ago. I mean it’s twice as big in terms of the number of teams participating than the Olympics. But the Olympics meant a lot too.”
Kevin Durant was selected as the FIBA World Championship 2010 MVP. Durant averaged 22.1 points and 6.2 rebounds as his team went undefeated in Turkey. Beside the MVP Trophy, he was also given a kind Tissot T-Touch Expertwatch by Francois Thiebaud, the President of FIBA Global Partners Tissot.