iStock/Thinkstock(BARCELONA, Spain) — The United States defeated Mexico in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Saturday, 86-63.
Guard Stephen Curry led the way for the U.S. with 20 points. He was 7 of 10 from the field and 6 of 9 from the three-point line. Guard Klay Thompson contributed 15 points and six rebounds while guard James Harden added 12 points and four rebounds.
Leading by 17 points with 7:14 remaining in the third quarter, Curry drilled consecutive threes to give the Stars and Stripes a 23 point lead.
Forward Gustavo Ayon scored a team-high 25 points for Mexico and pulled down seven rebounds.
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