Kevin Durant led the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team to a 113-59 route over the Dominican Republic in the exhibition game on Thursday night. Durant scored 24 points and snagged 10 rebounds for Team USA. Andre Iguodala scored 18 points and Carmelo Anthony added 13 as the United States defeated John Calipari's team.
The team led by head coach Mike Krzyzewski played the exhibition without Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin who suffered a knee injury (it is being reported as a meniscus tear) during Wednesday's practice. It is unknown how long Griffin will be out but their have been reports to say that he will be available for Clippers training camp, which implies that he will sit out the Olympic Games.
Anthony Davis was on hand to step in for injured Griffin. He did not make the final cut of the 12 man roster (maybe because during try outs he too had an ankle injury) but was on stand by at the moment's notice. He only played ten minutes in the fourth quarter and managed to rack up nine points. If Griffin is indeed unable to go in the Olympics, this summer should serve as a good initiation to the NBA for the young Davis.
The Dominican Republic also suffered an injury to their guard Edgar Sosa (who played at Louisville) in the first quarter. Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks scored seven points to go with six rebounds and Francisco Garcia, of the Sacramento Kings, went 0-3 from the floor in less than ten minutes of action.
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