Team USA, DeAndre Jordan Execute the Rare Double Alley-Oop Against China

Bryan Brandom
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The sequence that led to the first basket of Sunday night's exhibition game between Team USA and China set the tone for the rest of the night.

DeAndre Jordan started the play with a cruel, deflating block on recent NBA draftee Wang Zhelin, then finished things on the other end with the help of a pair of Toronto Raptors teammates.

After Jordan's swat, DeMar DeRozan led the fast break the other way, tossing a lead pass to Kyle Lowry who, in one motion, leapt, caught the pass, and tossed the ball in the air to the Los Angeles Clippers center, who threw down to complete the rare double alley-oop.

The double-oop is rare but not unheard of. Some of the most famous examples came during LeBron James' Miami Heat days, when he and Dwyane Wade took part in at least two of them. They teamed up for another one in the 2016 All-Star Game.

The Phoenix Suns backcourt of Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe have pulled of the feat as well.

But easily the sweetest execution of the double alley-oop was executed by Lamar Odom and Darius Miles then of the Clippers, with Odom making the fulcrum pass blind and behind his back.

No Team USA member played more than 19:15 of their shellacking of China, winning 106-57. Kevin Durant led the way with 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting, recording five assists and zero turnovers.


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