U.S. basketball team wins 40-point rout

July 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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MANCHESTER, England, July 19 (UPI) -- Deron Williams and Carmelo Anthony each scored 19 points Thursday in the United States' 118-78 men's basketball exhibition win over Great Britain.

Russell Westbrook had 15 points and eight assists while LeBron James scored 14 points and Kevin Durant 13.

The United States shot 60.3 percent from the floor and was helped by 27 turnovers from Great Britain. The Americans were able to convert the turnovers for a total of 33 points.

Luol Deng paced Great Britain with 25 points while Pops Mensah-Bonsu chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

The United States has an exhibition Sunday against Argentina in Barcelona. The Americans start Olympic play July 29 versus France.

Thursday's win pushed the U.S. team's exhibition record to 40-1 since the 1992 Dream Team first took the floor.

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