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    Team USA clobbers Venezuela in tuneup game ahead of Rio Olympics

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    Jul 30, 2016
    Venezuela's Nestor Colmenares is forced to pass under pressure from USA's DeAndre Jordan and Kevin Durant. AP

    KYRIE Irving and Klay Thompson scored 13 points apiece as Team USA whipped Venezuela, 80-45, in an Olympic tuneup match on Friday in Chicago (Saturday, Manila time).

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

    It was the Americans’ lowest margin of victory in four outings.

    Team USA has now won four friendly matches by an average of 42.75 points.  

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

    No other Team USA member scored in double figures, with Kevin Durant coming up with nine points and DeMar DeRozan and DeAndre Jordan chipping in wth eight each.

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    Venezuela's Nestor Colmenares is forced to pass under pressure from USA's DeAndre Jordan and Kevin Durant. AP
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