NEW YORK – Danny Granger scored 22 points and the United States sprinted past China, 98-51 in a scrimmage Saturday.
The teams played four 10-minute quarters, with the score reset at the beginning of each period. The Americans outscored the Chinese 35-8 in the third quarter, then lost the fourth 17-16 when Gordon was just short on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
In the Americans' first work against another team, coach Mike Krzyzewski likely showed who two of his cuts will be, not using Jeff Green or JaVale McGee.
Yi Jianlian of the Washington Wizards scored 13 for China.