Team USA sent another message to their Olympic rivals after they crushed China 57-107 at the Oracle Arena on Tuesday night for their second win over the Asian opponent in three days.
Just days after a 49-point rout in L.A., Team USA inflicted a 50-point drubbing on a helpless China side that is surely delighted to see the back of the Stars and Stripes.
Kevin Durant played his first game in Oakland as a member of the Golden State Warriors and received a roaring reception compared to the boos he suffered at the Staples Center last time out.
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KD hit a quick three-pointer on the game's opening possession and hammered home an uncontested dunk soon after. He finished with 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
After watching Durant nail a 3 within the first seven seconds of Tuesday's game, Thompson had this to say about his new teammate: "This could be a problem [for the league]."
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins led all scorers with 21 points and he pulled down 11 rebounds to boot. Carmelo Anthony closely followed him with 20 points while Klay Thompson weighed in with 15 points on his homecourt.
One half of the Splash Bros, Thompson, spent the most time on the court of any American after seeing 23:10 of action. No other player exceeded the 20-minute mark and the depth of the U.S. side continues to astound.
Even without LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and a whole host of other names - that could feasibly create an entirely different roster - coach Mike Krzyzewski's men look a formidable prospect at this point and the runaway favourites to take the gold in Rio in August.