Durant shines in Team USA scrimmage
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Kevin Durant scored a game-high 28 points to lead the White squad past the Blue 114-96 at the USA Basketball Showcase on Saturday night.
Durant had six rebounds and was 10 for 17 from the field and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in 29 minutes.
Andre Iguodala had 17 points for the winners, going 5 of 6 from the field including making all three 3-point attempts.
Rudy Gay led the Blue with 23 points going 7 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
Eric Gordon added 16 points and Derrick Rose had 15 for the White, which shot 55 percent from the field.
Stephen Curry had 14 points and Tyson Chandler added 13 and nine rebounds for the White.
Tyreke Evans sat out with a sprained ankle.
The roster of 19 players will be cut to 14 or 15 by Monday and training camp begins for the world championships in New York Aug. 10.
“We have time on our side in terms of selection,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Friday. “We’re still talking about 14 or 15 going to New York … because we’re giving everyone the benefit of the doubt.”