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The USA and Durant remain intractable heading to the Olympics

The USA and Durant remain intractable heading to the Olympics

The United States team completed another walk and training session against the Chinese team, which they beat by a 107-57 blowout in the second consecutive friendly match that both national teams played in preparation for Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Center DaMarcus Cousins, of the Sacramento Kings, confirmed his great moment of form and was once again the best player in the paint and also in the offense of the United States team, achieving a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds .

The coach of the United States team, Mike Krzyzewski, once again trusted Cousins ​​as the starting center and the controversial Kings player did not disappoint him with his performance and contribution on the field.

Veteran forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, who is looking to make history by being the first player to play four Olympics with the national team, scored 20 points.

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Shooting guard Klay Thompson, of the local team of the Warriors, reached 15 points and his new teammate, forward Kevin Durant, contributed 13 points.

If last Sunday the exhibition was at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the United States won 106-57, this time the stage was the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, the field of the Warriors, where the 19,596 were presented to the delirium viewers, Durant the new star of the reigning Western Conference champions.

As a player for the national team, Durant was greeted with a standing ovation from Warriors fans, who stood up and cheered for him, as well as local idols like Thompson and power forward Draymond Green.

Quite the opposite of what happened with Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who was constantly booed as the Los Angeles team’s fans had done with Durant.

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Center Zhou Qi with 13 points was the top scorer for China who also had the contribution of forward Zhou Peng and shooting guard Guo Ailun who scored 11 points each.

The first quarter had already sentenced the scoreboard and the game with a partial of 31-15 and in the second quarter the defense of the United States allowed China to score only nine points for another 22 that the NBA players achieved.

The second part was more of the same, with the United States imposing their class without much effort and China putting everything on the field to prevent the sporting humiliation from being even greater, something that they could not achieve because they lost again by 50 points difference in score.

The tragedy for the Chinese national team is that their debut in the Olympic Games will be on August 6 and the rival they are going to face will be precisely the United States, so they must surely already be working on the next rival in Group A. what will happen to them and what will be France.

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While the United States, on August 8, will have the Venezuelan national team as its rival, the same team that it will face on Friday at the United Center in Chicago, in what will be the fourth friendly match of exhibition and preparation for Rio of Janiero.

The Stars and Stripes team will play the last friendly match on national territory on August 1 when it faces the Nigerian team at the Toyota Center in Houston, which will also be in Rio de Janeiro, but included in Group B, where is the one from Spain, which defends the silver medal.EFE

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