The WNBA MVP had arrived in Australia less than 24 hours before, fresh off a championship, and the United States was facing its toughest opponent of the World Cup 

Since losing to Russia in the World Cup semi finals in 2006, the United States has now won 25 consecutive games 

During the game-changing burst, Alyssa Thomas and Breanna Stewart combined for seven of the 13 points 

Wilson finished the half with a putback that made the score 44-25 

The United States led 56-40 with 2:18 remaining in the third quarter before China scored the final seven points of the period to pull within nine points 

Plum and Gray both stated that they used Wi-Fi on their long flight from the United States to Australia to study the American playbook 

South Korea won the World Cup for the first time since 2010, defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina 99-66, and Belgium defeated Puerto Rico 68-65 

The United States defeats China to win its 25th consecutive FIBA World Cup 

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