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U.S. keeps Finns without FG in 2nd

Updated: August 30, 2014, 11:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BILBAO, Spain -- As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.

"We kind of talked a little on the bench a little bit, 'Hey, everybody remember when we scored the last time?' " forward Kimmo Muurinen said.

It was a long time. Almost an entire quarter.

The Americans held the Finns without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of their title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the FIBA ...

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