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Stephen Curry believes USA are improving at FIBA Basketball World Cup

Stephen Curry has issued an ominous warning to the United States' rivals at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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The point guard top-scored for the tournament favourites on Saturday, netting 20 points in an 86-63 victory over Mexico in the round of 16.

After entering the finals in Spain as defending champions, USA eased through Group C, winning all five of their matches by convincing scorelines.

However, Curry, part of the squad that tasted glory four years ago, believes he and his team-mates are improving as they head into the business end of the tournament.

"We're a new group together, so every game where we have an opportunity to play, obviously the focus is on winning, but we've played better each and every game I think," he said.

"We've focused on some of the weaknesses we showed early - not starting well, having lackadaisical first five minutes, and we've definitely addressed that and gotten better.

"But like coach [Mike Krzyzewski] said, we're getting more comfortable playing with each other, knowing where we're going to get our shots and driving angles and just playing off of each other.

"Every game that's the focus of just getting more comfortable and living in the moment. In 2010 we did that, every game was fun, energetic, and just enjoying the ride.

"Now that we're here in Barcelona and got our first medal game under our belt, we've got the wheels going and [we're] excited to get back to work on Tuesday."

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