Team USA defeats top-ranked Spain in FIBA World Cup exhibition

Team USA defeats top-ranked Spain in FIBA World Cup exhibition

MALAGA, Spain — A Team USA win being considered an upset of any kind is virtually unheard of, but as far as the FIBA World rankings go, the underdog was victorious Sunday.
The American national team entered a friendly ranked No. 2 in the world, and defeated No. 1 Spain, 98-88, behind an exhibition-season high 21 points from Jalen Brunson and a big night from Jaren Jackson Jr..
Team USA may be 3-0 on this barnstorming tour headed toward the FIBA World Cup, but this was the first stuff test. They played in front of a boisterous, nativist crowd of 10,850 fans in Malaga, Spain, on the southern…


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