It didn't take long for Kevin Durant to give DubNation a preview of what to except in the upcoming NBA season. It took KD a mere eight seconds after the tip to cash in on his first three-pointer. He followed that up with a slew of breakaway dunks en route to scoring the first 10 points of the game for the Americans.
"It was amazing." Durant said after the United States' 50 point win over China on Tuesday, "The atmosphere was great, the energy was great and the fans showed me major love, so I appreciate that. I'm looking forward to the season and it was good to get out there in front of them and play well."
Durant received a hearty welcome from a sellout Oracle crowd that included Steph Curry, Andre Iguodala and Bob Myers among others.
As for the game itself, it really was not much of a contest at all. The United States dominated every facet of the game with their superior length and athleticism. DeMarcus Cousins led all scorers with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony added 20 points in addition to Klay Thompson (15 points) and Kevin Durant (13 points) rounding out the Americans in double figures.
It seems as though defensive pressure will be calling card for the 2016 Men's National team in Rio. Team USA has outscored their opponents by 136 points through their first three exhibition games. They look completely unstoppable in their exhibition tour, which has two more stops in Chicago on July 29th against Venezuela and Houston on August 1st against Nigeria.
Team USA hasn't quite gone full tilt boogie in a game yet. With the shooting skill that this team possesses, the 2016 Men's National team could potentially make a run at the current record for most points scored in an olympic game, which was set by Team USA in 2012 in their 156-73 blowout of Nigeria.
The olympics officially start on August 6th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.