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Jul 31, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; A view of the USA Basketball emblem is seen during practice at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

USA Men’s Basketball Ready For Olympics

Team USA wrapped up it’s last exhibition game before “wheels up” to Rio in just a few short days. In Monday night’s game USA outscored Nigeria 110-66 in Houston.

Nigeria was lead by  Chamberlain Oguchi, who scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting and Alade Aminu added 13 points.

However, that was just not enough to hold a team that is on a mission to win it’s third straight Olympic gold medal.

Leading team USA were a Knick and two Golden State Warriors—Carmelo Anthony, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.

Aug 1, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; United States guard Kevin Durant (5) congratulates forward Carmelo Anthony (15) after making a basket against Nigeria in the second quarter during an exhibition basketball game between United States and Nigeria at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony led the team with 19 points and 7-of-13 shooting. While Kevin Durant had 14 points on seven shots. Klay Thompson also stood out for team USA against

Nigeria. Thompson hit five three-pointers and added 17 points to help give USA lead.

With mass numbers of athletes and many of basketball’s best players opting out of the Olympics due to health concerns, Anthony says he has no worries about heading to Rio. While Durant says he is excited to get there.

Team USA will open up its Olympic run in the preliminary round against China on August 6. USA played China twice in exhibition games both times blowing them out beating China by 49 and 50 points.

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