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Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried threw it down on Ukraine (VIDEOS)

Sep 5, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

After all the no-shows and injuries on paper Team USA looked like a perimeter-based team heading into the World Cup. Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried had another idea — they tore it up for Team USA in group play. Through five games Davis has led the Americans with 15.8 points a game on 62 percent shooting. Faried was a ball of energy averaging 13.8 points a game on 79 percent shooting, plus pulled down 7.8 rebounds a night.

What they have done better than anything else is just relentlessly run the floor.

That included against the Ukraine when both made big plays. Above Davis not only made the steal but took it the length and finished it.

Below Faried ran the floor in transition, took the pass and finished with authority.

Spain thought they would own the front court against the USA in their expected eventual gold medal meeting. That may not be the case.

  1. teabone13 - Sep 5, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    im going to have to take daivs if i get the #1 pick in my fantasy draft this year. barring injury, looking at the box score every night will be like the lotto.

  2. therealroman - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    3 points here

    a) why are they always showing these dunks like ten times?!? Davis made a spectacular play but he had crazier ones and i think we all got the point after 3 or 4 replays

    b) Davis is breaking out at this world cup just like the media was hoping he would…he certainly brings everything necessary to be a force in this league. give him a few years and he’s gonna be out of control. Length, Athleticism, Defense, Transition game, Post Game, mid-range game, beyond the arc…nothing he can’t do. Rediculous.

    c) Faried is balling for Team USA. Honestly. Coaches AND fans gotta love this guy. Seems like a genuinly good dude, hard worker, and OMG he can fly

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