Sunday, July 25, 2010

USAB: White 114 - Blue 96

Las Vegas - Kevin Durant scored a game-high 28 points to lead the White squad past the Blue 114-96  (boxscore) at the USA Basketball Showcase on Saturday night. Durant had six rebounds and was 10 for 17 from the field and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in 29 minutes. Andre Iguoldala had 17 points for the winners, going 5 of 6 from the field including making all three 3-point attempts.

(highlights from ESPN)

Rudy Gay led the Blue with 23 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, [followed by 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting from OJ Mayo, who also converted 3 of 6 x 3-point tries; along with 14 points from Russell Westbrook and 11 from Jeff Green.] Ben Gordon added 16 points, Derrick Rose 15, Stephen Curry 14, and Tyson Chandler 13 points and nine rebounds for the White, which shot 55 percent from the field.  Tyreke Evans sat out with a sprained ankle.
The roster of 19 players will be cut to 14 or 15 by Monday and training camp begins for the world championships in New York Aug. 10.