Team USA Beats China In Scrimmage

by August 15, 2010

A prelude to the real game today (which we’ll be covering here live!), Team USA defeated China 95-81. Yahoo! has more: “Danny Granger scored 22 points and the Americans sprinted past China 98-51 in a scrimmage Saturday at Madison Square Garden. On a day they gave their strongest hint yet that they’re prepared to take only one center to the world championships, the Americans were credited with a 32-4 advantage in fast-break points.’We’re the fastest team, I think, in the world, so we’ve got to use that to our advantage,’ Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala said. Eric Gordon strengthened his case for a spot on the team with 15 points, while Kevin Durant added 14 and Derrick Rose had 12…Granger, showing no effects from a dislocated ring finger on his shooting hand, was 9 of 12 from the field and made three 3-pointers. He was hurt earlier this week and missed a day of practice. ‘I score the ball, that’s what I do,’ Granger said…The teams played four 10-minute quarters, with the score reset at the beginning of each period. The Americans outscored the Chinese 35-8 in the third, then lost the fourth 17-16 when Gordon was just short on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.”