Kevin Durant, USA Face True Road Game: Previewing World Championship Game

September 11th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Kevin Durant scored a USA record 38 points on Saturday to lead the United States to the Gold Medal game on the nine-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York.

With a special September 11 message on his shoes, Durant scored 17 points in the first quarter to give the Americans an early lead that was never seriously challenged by Lithuania.

Carmelo Anthony held the previous record of most points scored in a game by a U.S. player, with 35 in 2006. Durant almost broke that a few days ago against Russia, but finally got by him today with his 38-point performance. His points per game average in the tournament this year stands at 22.1, which would be the best ever for a U.S. player.

Many people doubted this U.S. team could end the drought after all the superstars from the 2008 Olympic gold medalists declined to play this summer. But Durant kept saying yes, and he's on the verge of going down as the most accomplished U.S. player ever in this event. The Americans have a chance tomorrow to get their first World Championship since 1994.

Durant's Twitter page had a message this morning that read: "May God bless those who were effected by the events on ...

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