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    DeMarcus Cousins posts huge double-double as Team USA deals China a 50-point drubbing

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    Jul 27, 2016
    DeMarcus Cousins delivers 21 points and 11 rebounds for Team USA. AP

    TEAM USA continued to show improvement, although the final score is just a hairline better than two days ago as they beat China anew, 107-57, on Tuesday in Oakland (Wednesday, Manila time) in an exhibition match ahead of the Rio Olympics.

    DeMarcus Cousins led the way this time with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 and Klay Thompson had 15 points with four 3-pointers and five assists

    It was another big win for Team USA, and one point better than the 49-point rout of the Chinese in their first encounter.

    [See Against an overmatched opponent in a friendly, newly-assembled Team USA looks remarkably cohesive]

    Kevin Durant scored 13 points this time, all in the first half.

    Two days ago, Durant scored 19 points, while Klay Thompson added 17 for Team USA against China.

    Durant also showed the way for Team USA in a 37-point rout of Argentina last week.

    Team USA has now won three friendly matches by an average of 45 points.  

    [See Kevin Durant shows way as Team USA has little trouble beating Argentina in Olympic tuneup match]

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    DeMarcus Cousins delivers 21 points and 11 rebounds for Team USA. AP
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