Team USA 101, Puerto Rico 74

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson led the way Sunday as Team USA rolled to a 101-74 rout of Puerto Rico in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden.

It was the team's lone exhibition contest before its quest to qualify for the 2004 Olympics, which begins Wednesday at the FIBA Tournament of the Americas in Puerto Rico.


Duncan led six players in double figures with 21 points, and added 15 rebounds, powering Team USA to a staggering 54-23 advantage on the glass.

"I'm just worried about rebounding the ball and trying to defend," Duncan said. "Where I'm getting most of my stuff is in transition or on broken plays."

Iverson, who had 11 points, was the floor leader, adding five assists and three rebounds. Tracy McGrady had 15 points, Ray Allen 14, and Elton Brand and Richard Jefferson 10 apiece.

Carlos Arroyo of the Utah Jazz scored 18 points and Elias Ayuso added 14 for Puerto Rico, which trailed by as many as 28 points.


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