Walker, Turner lead US over Australia 102-86

Daily Hampshire Gazette
Walker, Turner lead US over Australia 102-86
Walker, Turner lead US over Australia 102-86

MELBOURNE, Australia — With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soccer and cricket, U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said he felt like he was on a movie set. “I kept looking behind me because I knew I was going to fall off the stage,” he said. But once the game started, Popovich thought it all seemed normal. And if it had been a movie, Popovich surely would have liked the ending. Kemba Walker scored 23 points, Myles Turner added 15 points and 14 rebounds, and the U.S. topped Australia 102-86 on Thursday before a crowd of 51,218 — billed as the largest crowd ever to watch a basketball game in Australia. “We have guys that are just starting to play with each other,”

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