Durant leads U.S. past France
LONDON — It wasn’t pretty, but it will do! The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team opened up with a victory over a French team that featured six NBA players including Tony Parker 98-71 in front of First Lady Michelle Obama.
“It wasn’t perfect,” James said. “We’ve still got room for improvement. We had too many turnovers, too many fouls and we had a couple of defensive rebounds we could have come up with. But overall, we played a pretty good game for as close to 40 minutes as possible.”
Ali Traore led the French with 12 points.
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Tony Parker nearly missed these Olympics. The 30-year-old recently underwent surgery after he was hit with broken glass during a nightclub fight in New York. Parker was not involved in the bottle-throwing melee between R&B singer Chris Brown and members of rapper Drake’s entourage.
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(written by Andrew Mitchell)
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