Danny Granger scored 22 points and the United
States sprinted past China, 98-51 in a scrimmage Saturday.
Eric Gordon strengthened his case for a spot on the team with 15
points, while Kevin Durant added 14 and Derrick Rose had 12.
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 quarter, then lost the fourth 17-16 when
Gordon was just short on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
In the Americans' first work against another team, coach Mike
Krzyzewski likely showed who two of his cuts will be, not using
Jeff Green or JaVale McGee.
Yi Jianlian of the Washington Wizards scored 13 for China.