James Harden: 'Final will be great whoever we end up playing'

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden reveals that the World Cup of Basketball final will be a great contest whoever the USA gets pitted against.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has said that the final of the World Cup of Basketball will be a great contest regardless of who the US has to face.

The US national side strolled through to the gold-medal game with a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday, with Harden's men now waiting to see whether they will face either France or Serbia.

"Whoever we play, France or Serbia, is going to be a great game," said Harden, according to The AP.

"Obviously they're playing there for a reason, we're not going to take anyone lightly, which we haven't thus far, and go there and just have fun playing basketball."

The US had been wanting to face an impressive Spanish side, but they were eliminated by a resilient France at the quarter-final stage.

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James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets watches from the end of the court during a free throw opportunity against the Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center on November 1, 2013
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