Published November 20, 2014
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States tuned-up for the world basketball championships by routing France 86-55 in an exhibition on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
France played without Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs and Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, both of whom are sitting out the FIBA world championships.
Before the game, the U.S. trimmed its squad to 13, one over the tournament limit, by cutting NBA players Jeff Green and JaVale McGee.
The two-week world championships will be held in Turkey beginning August 28.
(Writing by Steve Ginsburg; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)