The United States made quick work of Japan at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in the final game of the first stage of group play. The United States won by a score of 98-45.
Team USA was led by Jaylen Brown who scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and recorded two steals. Other notable performances for the United States came from team captain Kemba Walker (15 points, 8 assists) and Harrison Barnes (14 points, 8 rebounds). Jayson Tatum did not play as he rested the ankle he injured against Turkey.
Team Japan’s lone bright spot was Yudai Baba who scored 18 points. The rest of Team Japan struggled shooting the ball the entire game and converted just 31% of their field goal attempts. Team Japan also shot an absolutely abysmal 18% from three point range.
Team USA will face Brazil on Monday the 9th in the first game of the second group stage.
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