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USA soar to easy win over Slovenia at FIBA Basketball World Cup

The United States' seemingly unstoppable charge to the FIBA Basketball World Cup title continued with a 119-76 victory over Slovenia.

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Mike Krzyzewski's defending champions were always in command in an easy win for the four-time champions in Tuesday's quarter-final, which was inspired by a 20-point haul from the Golden State Warriors' shooting guard Klay Thompson.

Double-doubles from power forward Kenneth Faried (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Anthony Davis (13 points, 11 rebounds) also played a pivotal role in a triumph that sets up a last-four meeting with Lithuania.

Lithuania booked their place in the semi-finals by overcoming Turkey 73-61.

That success ensured a second straight trip to the semi-finals for the Baltic nation, who earned a maiden triumph over Turkey after losing the two previous games between the pair at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.

Jonas Valanciunas was the star man for Lithuania, the center contributing 12 points and 13 rebounds while guard Renaldas Seibutis totalled 19 points in a strong performance.

Wednesday's quarter-finals see Serbia take on Brazil and France face 2006 winners Spain.

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