Gasol, right, is one of Spain’s stronger players, as he demonstrated during the men’s gold medal basketball game against the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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A much-weakened United States should still be strong enough at least to reach the final of the 2014 basketball World Cup, which begins in Spain Saturday.A balanced United States outfit looks rock solid in all departments, with Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried and DeMarcus Cousins dominating the boards, while Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and fit-again Derrick Rose provide long-range firepower.The back court will be led by Real Madrid's trio of Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Rodriguez and Sergio Llull, with New York Knicks playmaker Jose Calderon, Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio and Barcelona stalwart Juan Carlos Navarro providing the support.The top four teams from each of the four preliminary pools will advance to the last 16, when the knockout stage of the competition starts. Spain and the U.S. cannot meet before the final.
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