Dubs fans filled Oracle Arena to watch Team USA take on China in the second exhibition in three days against them, but all the eyes were on KD, who started for the United States, along with Draymond Green and Klay Thompson (that wasn’t a coincidence).
— NBA (@NBA) July 27, 2016
Now that’s a standing ovation.
It only took about six seconds for Durant to get on the board. Not surprisingly, the crowd went nuts.
In fact, KD scored the team’s first 10 points to fire up his new home crowd and immediately kill any hope the Chinese team had at keeping things close.
Durant finished with 13 points, but Carmelo Anthony stole the show with a 16-point third quarter. This killer crossover occured in the first quarter.
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 27, 2016
Anthony finished with 20 points, while DeMarcus Cousins put up a double-double with 21 points and 11 boards in a 107-57 victory for the United States.
After just three games, KD seems to be a solid fit with his new Warriors teammates. It’s hard to tell who will be tougher to beat, Team USA or Golden State.