US, Turkey, Canada and Australia among the winners on FIBA’s first day

World Championship opening round today in Turkey:

The USA used a strong second half to crush China, 87-56. Brittney Griner lead the way for the Americans with 15 points, including a dunk.

Turkey upset France, 50-48.

Canada downed Mozambique, 69-54.

Australia routed Cuba, 90-57. Penny Taylor lead the Aussies with 20 points.

The Czech Republic beat Brazil, 68-55.

Spain stomped Japan, 74-50.

Belarus edged Korea, 70-64.

Serbia throttled Angola, 102-42.

Tomorrow’s schedule.