The United States beat Canada 120-65 in the opener of its exhibition schedule last Friday (July 25).

With LeBron James out with a mildly sprained right ankle on Friday, Dwayne Wade stepped it up with 20 points proving to the world he still has game after last years NBA breakdown. Carmelo Anthony and Michael Redd also finished with 20 points, and Bryant added 15.

Canadian coach Leo Rautins called the Americans “obviously the most talented team, without a question, in the world.” Team Canada failed to reach the Olympics through a qualifying tournament in Greece earlier this month.

Jermaine Anderson led Canada with 18 points. Rowan Barrett and Carl English each added 11.

The Americans continue their preparations in China, playing two games in Macau and two more in Shanghai before arriving in Beijing. They face the host Chinese in their opener on Aug. 10. You can bet that all eyes will be on Team USA this year!


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