MALAGA, Spain — Kenny Smith of North Carolina scored 23 points Sunday to lead the United States to a 107-81 victory over China in a first-round game of the men's World Basketball Championships.
Smith and Arizona guard Steve Kerr combined to hit 8-of-10 three-point shots as the United States, 99-63 winners over Ivory Coast on Saturday, won its second game in as many starts. China is 0-2.
Tonight, the United States plays West Germany, which at 2-0 shares first place in Group C with the Americans. West Germany beat Ivory Coast, 88-70, Sunday.
In other games Sunday, Spain beat South Korea, 120-73, and Greece beat France, 87-84, in Group A; Israel beat Angola, 95-75, and the Soviet Union beat Cuba, 129-87, in Group B; and Yugoslavia beat Malaysia, 131-61, and Holland beat New Zealand, 84-66, in Group D.