Before their inevitable beatdown at the hands of Team USA at the FIBA World Cup basketball championships, the team from New Zealand performed a dance that clearly had their opponents wondering what in the hell was going on.

After breaking their huddle, Team New Zealand lined up in rows, then proceeded to treat the Americans to a traditional war dance known as the Haka dance. Not unlike the zombies breaking it down in MIchael Jackson's 'Thriller' video, the Kiwi ballers grunted, shouted and danced in unison while facing a USA team that was completely puzzled. The players' reactions were as entertaining as the dance.

Afterward, the crowd went nuts, and Team USA gave a smattering of applause. Then, the Americans proceeded to dismantle the Kiwis 98-71.

Watch Team New Zealand's Pre-Game Haka Dance