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Before we get into what USA players like Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Ruy Gay and James Harden did in the USA’s 105-62 win, let’s look at what Harden’s Houston teammate Francisco Garcia and his Dominican teammates did – pretty much nothing.
6 players on the DR team failed to make a field goal and 5 only made 1. That means only 5 field goals were made by 11 of the 15 players that played in Wedenesday’s exhibition game. Of those 15 players, 9 had just as many or more turnovers than field goals and 7 had as many fouls as field goals. But the DR team only committed 13 fouls in the entire game and that’s mainly because they were down by 11 after 1 and 22 at half-time so fouling was kind of pointless.
DeRozan and Gay both scored 13 points to lead the USA team which had 6 players in double figures including Harden and Irving who both scored 12 in just 15 minutes. Irving also had 5 assists which was second to leading scorer DeRozan who also had a team-high 6 assists.
Korver, Parsons, Plumlee and Derrick Rose sat out the game but Rose comforted fans by saying it’s not a big deal.
“No, not the knees,” Rose said. “No, no, no, no. You don’t have to worry about that.”
Although Coach K sounded a little more worried.
“We’ll find that out,” he said. “You know, we’ll find that out in the next few days, before the tournament starts. We have time to find out.”
Coach K also said we should find out who has been cut before the team leaves the country this weekend.
“Those will be very difficult decisions,” he said. “Nobody’s played poorly. Everyone’s played well, and everyone’s had a great attitude. Those are great, tough decisions to make.”