The USA defeated Argentina 111-74 in their first exhibition game before the 2016 Olympics. Kevin Durant led the way with 23 points while Carmelo Anthony and DeMarcus Cousins put up 17 and 14 points and 15 rebounds respectively. Andres Nocioni led Argentina with 15 and Manu Ginobili chipped in with 11.
Paul George added 18 points off the bench, playing his first game for the National Team since suffering a horrific leg injury in an August showcase two years ago.
“It helps a lot,” George said of Friday’s game against Argentina. “We played well. We can play a lot better. It’s still early. I think for the most part we are jelling well.