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Team USA emerges out of group stage undefeated after 95-71 win over Ukraine

DeMarcus Cousins had another good game but Rudy Gay struggled in the victory.

The United States ended group play with yet another blowout victory today, beating Ukraine 95-71.  In what has become somewhat of a trend, the USA started off slowly, trailing Ukraine by 5 after the first quarter, but eventually going on a 30-13 run to get back on track.

Team USA's victory was not without a scare however, as Kyrie Irving took a hard fall late in the game.  Fortunately it appears he is alright and did not sustain any major injury.

DeMarcus Cousins had another good game, scoring 11 points on 4-8 shooting to go with 3 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 15 minutes of action.  Rudy Gay on the other hand had a very rough game, scoring just 2 points on 1-7 shooting, but he did add 3 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist in his 12 minutes of action.

Former King Pooh Jeter scored 13 points on 5-16 shooting for the Ukraine to go with 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in a game-high 28 minutes and former Pistons/Suns big man Slava Kravtsov scored 15 points.

Team USA now has a day off and will play Mexico on Saturday in Barcelona in the first round of the knockout stages.


The Kings have released some Boogie / Rudy centric highlights of the game.