Anthony Edwards and Cam Johnson each scored 15 focuses, and USA Ball involved a 20-0 run the last part en route to moving past Puerto Rico 117-74 on Monday night in the primary World Cup adjust game for the Americans.
Mikal Extensions scored 14 for the U.S., which wrapped up with seven players in twofold figures.
Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 12, Jalen Brunson scored 11 focuses and snatched 12 bounce back, and Bobby Portis and Brandon Ingram each scored 11 for the Americans. Tyrese Haliburton got done with 12 helps for the U.S., which held a 53-27 bouncing back edge.
Tremont Waters scored 17 for Puerto Rico, which got 12 from George Conditt IV and 10 from Jordan Howard.
Paolo Banchero essentially impeded a shot with his elbow, Edwards’ head almost hit the backboard on a dunk, Austin Reaves had cheers the second he looked at in — all things considered, Las Vegas is a Lakers’ town — and those shouts possibly got stronger when he made a jumper only seconds into his most memorable spell with USA across his chest.
It was the first of five displays before the World Cup for the Americans, and the one in particular that will be played in the U.S. The group flies to Malaga, Spain on Tuesday for games this end of the week against Slovenia and Spain, then, at that point, heads to the Assembled Bedouin Emirates for games in Abu Dhabi against Greece (Aug. 18) and Germany (Aug. 20).
The game transformed into an out of control in the third when the Americans outscored Puerto Rico 34-18, transforming what was a seven-point halftime lead into a 23-point edge going into the fourth. That’s what the large run ignited; what was a 74-61 game late in the third turned into a 94-61 game right off the bat in the fourth.