Team USA Obliterates China 107-57 in Second Exhibition (VIDEO)

by July 27, 2016

Behind DeMarcus Cousins (21 points, 11 boards) and Carmelo Anthony (20 points), Team USA spanked China on Tuesday night in their second meeting of the pre-Olympic tourney 107-57.

Melo scored most of his buckets in the third quarter.

Kevin Durant received a hero’s welcome in his Oracle Arena debut, and finished with 13 points.

Per the AP:

Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans’ first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor. […] Then, another pretty one-handed jam just a few minutes after that. He scored the first 10 points for the United States.


What a performance for Golden State’s newest big star to help lead the U.S. Olympic team past China 107-57 on Tuesday night for a third dominant victory in as many exhibition games. […] “It was amazing. The atmosphere was great, energy was great. The fans showed me major love, so I appreciate that,” he said. “It was good to get out there in front of them and play well.”


Booed in Los Angeles a couple days back, Durant received a far friendlier reception in the Bay Area he will now call home. He emerged for pregame warmups to huge roars. He departed the court before the game to a swarm of autograph hounds hanging over the railings in the tunnel — and kindly obliged. One person held a sign that read, “KD is not a Villain.” […] “Certainly you wouldn’t want to be introduced after KD in line,” said coach Mike Krzyzewski, noting Durant’s big defensive strides. “The crowd, the welcoming for Kevin was fantastic. I know he appreciated it very much.”