Durant scores 24, US Olympic team wins exhibitionBy Brian Mahoney
LAS VEGAS — The United States men’s basketball team tuned up for the Olympics with a 113-59 rout of the Dominican Republic in an exhibition game on Thursday.
Kevin Durant had 24 points and 10 rebounds. The MVP of the world basketball championship two years ago, Durant came off the bench to shoot 9 of 11 from the field, making 5 of 6 3-pointers in 22 minutes.
Andre Iguodala added 18 points and Carmelo Anthony had 13 for the Americans, who were without All-Star forward Blake Griffin, whose left knee injury had flared up and he returned to Los Angeles for evaluation.
Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks shot 1 of 12 and the Dominicans’ other NBA player, Francisco Garcia, missed all three attempts.