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Unbeaten Lithuania top Power Ladder in preparation for Spain 2014
MIES (FIBA Basketball World Cup) - Lithuania, Spain and the United States are three of the favorites to reach the podium at the FIBA Basketball World Cup and so far, none of their performances in warm-up games have cast any doubts about their potential.
One look at the Power Ladder shows that each has yet to lose a game during the preparations, with the Lithuanians particularly impressive.
Jonas Kazlauskas' team has won all 10 of its games, including two victories over World Cup-bound Finland (90-81 and 83-66), and one each against Ukraine (70-54), Australia (91-78) Greece (86-67) New Zealand (85-79) and Slovenia (80-76).
Beneath the Power Ladder is a list of results for all the teams, and that shows that all but one of Lithuania's friendlies - their 4 August clash with the Finns - have been at home.
They had travelled to Istanbul for a 14 August game against the Turks, the Power Ladder schedule shows, and won 70-63.
The USA, meanwhile, have played just one national team, Brazil, and rolled to a victory.
Making that win all the more impressive is that the Brazilians are a side many expect to reach the podium.
Clicking on the results of the games, opens up box scores. Looking at the USA's 95-78 win over Brazil shows how impressive they were particularly on the defensive end.
At the bottom of the Power Ladder is Angola.
While warm-ups have no impact on a team's win/loss record at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, they are invaluable to the coaches and players.
Check out all of those results and the latest Power Ladder.