Kevin Durant scores 22 points as Team USA beats France 98-71


Kevin Durant led the United States scoring 22 points and made three 3-pointers as Team USA beat France 98-71 Sunday morning.

Team USA didn’t get off to the best start missing their first six 3-point attempts as France hung around early down just one after the first quarter.

The United States got their act together after that finishing the first half off strong and led 52-36 at the break.

The U.S. went just 8-for-26 on threes in the game but France was much worse hitting just 2-of-23 threes.

LeBron James played the role of facilitator perfectly leading the team with eight assists to go along with nine points.

Tony Parker was held to just 10 points in the game and was 4-for-11 from the field.

Russell Westbrook scored nine points off the bench and James Harden chipped in with five.

France is a team with some potential to go far in these Olympics but really has no chance against the U.S. They are more of an athletic team than the usual international teams you see that have a lot of good shooters on the floor at all times.

The formula for beating Team USA is hitting a lot of threes and beating them on the glass too. France was able to do neither and therefore the U.S. walked away with a pretty easy victory.

There will be no games tomorrow then Team USA will play Tunisia on Tuesday who lost their opening game to Nigeria earlier this morning.

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