US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

Team USA only has two true point guards on the roster, Irving and Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry. "It makes your job easier to go out there and do what you love to do and represent your country".

The United States men's national basketball team opened up their training camps on July 18, going through team practices, scrimmages and prepping for the upcoming five exhibition games.

Jordan finished with six points, six rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in 16 minutes of action in his first exhibition game for Team USA, which cruised to a 111-74 win against Argentina.

It was also the first game where Durant played with his new Warriors teammates Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. They know they are streets ahead of the competition, but they can't let it get to their heads.

"He gives us a lot of firepower when he comes off the bench", said Kevin Durant, who led all scorers Friday with 23 points.


USA basketball has announced a partnership with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to host more than 350 youth participants and their families at events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bridgeport and Houston during the 2016 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon. The US men's Olympic basketball team is being put through its final paces before heading off to Rio to face off against the world's best. Playing for Team USA allows players to develop a new insight into the game of basketball. Cousins led in rebounds with 15.

Come back to SI.com on July 28 for more exclusive photos and videos of Team USA. "And we won. We beat a really good Argentina team".

"Obviously it didn't bother him", Krzyzewski said of George's leg. "I think he's playing the best basketball of his life". Despite the 2004 debacle at the Athens Games, when relative babies LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony were relegated to being minor players on a team coached by Larry Brown that struggled to a bronze medal, the United States has demonstrably reigned supreme at the Olympics. They jumped out to a quick start early on, leading 32-14 at the end of the first.

Group A features the U.S., Serbia, France, China, Australia, and Venezuela. "For me, it's about going over there and having fun, getting that feeling back, getting that fun feeling back and try to get a gold medal". The only time Argentina was competitive was the short spurt in the third quarter when their veterans Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola, Carlos Delfino and Andres Nocioni played together.


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