After the first two blowout games of team USA against China and Venezuela, the Americans had a hard time against Australia and a close call against Serbia, to remain undefeated in the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
USA 199 China 62
Kevin Durant led team USA with 25 points while DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and 5 rebounds to give team USA its 17th consecutive win under coach Krzyzewski. Yi Jianlian led China with 25 points.
USA 113 Venezuela 69
Paul George with 20 points, Jimmy Butler with 17 and Kevin Durant scored 16 points for team USA.
Watch highlights of USA vs Venezuela here: USA vs Venezuela Highlights
USA 98 Australia 88
The USA captain and 4-time Olympian Carmelo Anthony led the Americans with 31 points, including 9 three pointers and 8 rebounds. Kyrie Irvings three pointer in the final minutes was decisive. Patty Mills scored 30 points for Australia.
Watch highlights of USA vs Australia here: USA vs Australia Highlights
USA 94 Serbia 91
USA survived its first meeting against Serbia in the Olympics. Irving with 15 points, Jordan 13, Durant, Anthony and George with 12 points each to give USA its 3 point victory against the tough Serbian team. Jokic with 25 points and Teodosic with 18 points for Serbia.
Watch highlights of USA vs Serbia here: USA vs Serbia Highlights
Evan Fournier, a member of the French national basketball team is in the country. He posted photos of him in his instagram shooting hoops in Coron Palawan.
Fournier, Orlando Magic guard, is expected to represent France in the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Mall of Asia Arena this july. Gilas Pilipinas will battle Fance in the 1st day of the tournament.
The chase to 73 is alive! The Golden State Warriors has kept their bid for their 73 win record run alive, as the NBA defending champs beat the San Antonio Spurs, 92-86, at their home turf for their 72nd win. The Warrios now have a 72-9 season standing, tied with the ’96 Chicago Bulls’ record finish of 72-10.
The Warriors have a chance to break the Bulls’ record if they beat the Memphis Grizzlies in their season finale.
San Antonio spurs suffered their first home-game loss this season. They now have a 65-15 season standing and fell 40-1 at home. The spurs have a chance to tie the ’86 Boston Celtics’ 40-1 home record, if they beat the OKC Thunders in their final game at home this season.
The Warriors will face the Grizzlies on April 13.
Manila, Philippines – Bobby Ray Parks continues to improve in the NBA D-League, scoring a new career high 16 points as the Texas Legends defeated the Oklahoma City Blue with a 139-109 outing.
The 23 year old Filipino-American finished the game with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 24 quality minutes.
Watch Ray Parks’ highlights, including a dunk in the final minutes of the game, here:
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