USA Basketball vs. China: Score, Highlights and Reaction from Tuesday’s Showcase

July 26th, 2016 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

After dominating China in a 49-point romp Sunday, Team USA did one better in disposing of the same adversary again Tuesday night at Oracle Arena in a 107-57 victory.

The home venue of the Golden State Warriors played host to the lopsided affair—and provided usual Warriors fans a glimpse at new free-agent acquisition Kevin Durant starting alongside teammates Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

Durant's decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder has dominated the NBA offseason headlines and was a topic of conversation at the Team USA camp before he opted to join Golden State. In the absence of a competitive contest in Tuesday's exhibition, the Durant discussion continued.

The Warriors' trio didn't disappoint, as Durant took no time at all to make a splash, courtesy of USA Basketball on Twitter:'s Zach Harper had an appropriate reaction to the opening bucket:

That trey was a microcosm of the disparity between the U.S. and China in basketball at present. Durant netted the squad's first 10 points and finished with 13, providing the initial spark for the Americ ...

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