In Team USA’s first day debut in the Global Community Cup started horrendously: missed dunks, turnovers, sloppy play and low first half points 28 points. After the first half, Team USA picked up the pace and shot a better percentage from the floor and built more momentum on fast break points. In the 4th quarter, Lithuania could not keep up with Team USA and by 5mins left in the 4th were losing by as much as 15pts. TEAM USA finally stretched the lead to 20points with a minute to go.
Interesting Stat: Turnovers were high: USA 19 | Lithuania 23
For Lithuania top scorers L.Kleiza 12, R. Javtokas 10
For Team USA top scorers: Rudy Gay 14, Kevin Durant 15, Russell Westbrook 12 (PLAYER OF THE GAME)
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USA, 77 (7+21+29+20): Chauncey Billups (7), Kevin Durant (15), Rajon Rondo (2), Andre Iguodala (5),Tyson Chandler (0) –starters-Derrick Rose (2), Rudy Gay (14), Danny Granger (2), Kevin Love (2), Lamar Odom (2), Eric Gordon (9), Russell Westbrook (12) y Stephen Curry (5).
LITHUANIA, 61 (15+14+20+12): Kalnietis (7), Maciulis (7), Delininkaitis (5),Kleiza (), Javtokas (10) –starters-, Jasaitis (0), Gecevicius (2), Lukauskis (2), Seibutis (6), Klimavicius (0), Jankunas (3), Andriuskevicius (0), Pocius (7) y Eitutavicius (0).