KAYSERI, Turkey - Marc Gasol dunked, Rudy Fernandez hit three-pointers and Ricky Rubio dished out assists to all of them as defending champion Spain found its form to rout New Zealand 101-84 on Sunday at the basketball world championship.
A day after losing 72-66 to France in Group D, Spain was all over New Zealand.
Spain, the European champion and Olympic silver medallist, made 21-of-25 free throws, 10-of-20 three-pointers and shot 65 per cent from the field. Rubio has 11 assists and five Spanish players scored in double digits, led by Gasol with 22. Fernandez had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
France went 2-0 by defeating Lebanon 85-59. Mickael Gelabale scored 18 points and Alain Koffi added 17 for France. Jackson Vroman led Lebanon (1-1) with 19 points.
The game was delayed for over 15 minutes with 5:07 left in the second quarter after France's Nicolas Batum dunked and twisted the rim. Volunteers and officials scrambled to put a new rim on the basket and reattach a net.
Also in Group D in Izmir, Linas Kleiza had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Lithuania (2-0), which rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat Canada 70-68. Jermaine Anderson missed a last-second three-pointer for Canada (0-2).
In Group A in Kayseri, No. 1-ranked Argentina escaped with another close victory when Pablo Prigioni hit a three-pointer with 33 seconds left and Luis Scola converted two late free throws for a 74-72 victory over Australia.
Adam Gibson missed a last-second three-point attempt for Australia (1-1). Scola finished with 31 points for Argentina (2-0).
"They made some monster threes," Australia coach Brett Brown said.
But Argentina coach Gigi Hernandez wasn't happy with his team's shooting. "Not when you shoot 39 per cent from the field," he said.
Joe Ingles scored 22 points for Australia and Patty Mills added 21, while Matt Nielsen had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The game between Germany and Serbia produced the most drama and went to two overtimes before Germany clinched an 82-81 win.
Jan-Hendrik Jagla, the former Penn State star, hit a desperation three-pointer to beat the shot clock with 1:03 left in the second overtime and Germany held on.
After four free throws pulled Serbia within 82-81, Milenko Tepic of Serbia missed a layup with three seconds left.
Jagla finished with 22 points and nine rebounds for Germany (1-1), which lost 78-74 to Argentina in its opening game.
"The clock was winding down and I just had to get rid of the ball and throw it in the right direction," Jagla said of his shot. "I was just waiting to see what happens. Normally, it wouldn't go in but tonight I was lucky."
Kosta Perovic had 20 points for Serbia (1-1), which played again without two of its top players who were suspended for their part in a brawl in an exhibition game against Greece.
Miguel Lutonda had 16 points and Angola (1-1) bounced back from a 50-point loss to Serbia in its opening game to beat Jordan 79-65. Rasheim Wright had 18 points for Jordan (0-2).
In Group B in Istanbul, Kevin Durant scored 22 points and reserve Kevin Love added 10 points and 11 rebounds. and the United States beat Slovenia 99-77 for its second straight win.
Rudy Gay finished with 16 points for the Americans (2-0), while Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala each had 11.
Bostjan Nachbar scored 13 points for Slovenia (1-1).
Roko Ukic and Bojan Bogdanovic both scored 13 points as Croatia (1-1) eased past winless Iran 75-54 and Brazil won its second straight by defeating winless Tunisia 80-65.
Greece beat Puerto Rico 83-80 for its second straight win in Group C in Ankara, getting 28 points from Vassilis Spanoulis.
In other games in Ankara, China (1-1) defeated winless Ivory Coast 83-73 and host Turkey also stayed perfect by defeating Russia (1-1) 65-56.