Another easy victory for U.S.

August 30, 2010

Kevin Durant poured in 22 points as the United States recorded its second comfortable victory at the FIBA World Championships, beating Slovenia 99-77 in Istanbul.

Rudy Gay (16 points), Russell Westbrook (11), Andre Iguodala (11) and Kevin Love (10 with 11 rebounds) also contributed in the Group B contest.

"Coach told us that we wanted to disrupt their offense by pressuring them and getting into the passing lanes and I just tried to do that," said Durant, who hit 8 of 13 shots. "I played my hardest and I was able to get my hands on a couple of basketballs and get us some easy points."

The U.S. continues preliminary-round play Monday against Brazil.

"It was a good, tough international game," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "Our kids played hard.  We've played 80 minutes in this tournament and we've played hard for 80."

Elsewhere, Germany shocked Serbia 82-81 in double-overtime behind Jan-Hendrik Jagla's 22 points, and defending champion Spain topped New Zealand 101-84.

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