Tonight Team USA dominated Canada 120-65 in an Olympic tuneup. Carmelo Anthony helped lead the way with 20 points on 7-12 shooting and grabbing 6 rebounds. Carmelo played well on the offensive glass, getting three easy put-backs in the lane off of his teammates shots.
It was a very uneventful evening for current SU player Andy Rautins: 16 minutes, 0 FG attempts, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 2 turnovers and 2 fouls. On the plus side he left the game with all of his knee ligaments intact. Rautins ran a little bit of point gaurd tonight for his dad’s squad, but it didn’t seem to matter: Canada committed 25 turnovers that led to 43 US points.
The US was running whenever they got a rebound or steal. Jason Kidd threw a nice full court pass to Carmelo, who in turn dished to Chris Bosh for a nice dunk. The US was a little sloppy in their own right, committing 19 turnovers. They were almost a bit too unselfish-sometimes passing once more than needed. But I’m sure they’ll pick up their play leading into Beijing.