Kevin Durant scored 22 points and reserve Kevin Love added 10 points and 11 rebounds. and the United States beat Slovenia 99-77 on Sunday at the basketball world championship.
Playing a rare early game, the U.S. players stalled after a quick start. But Durant came through with a basket whenever they needed it, and Love always seemed to be around the ball -- even when a Slovenian player tried holding his arm so he couldn't get it.
Rudy Gay finished with 16 points for the Americans (2-0), while Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala each had 11. Durant shot 8 of 13 before sitting out the fourth quarter.
Bostjan Nachbar scored 13 points for Slovenia (1-1).