Rajon Rondo and Team USA dominated the Chinese national team in a closed scrimmage at Madison Square Garden today.
With the Garden about 95 percent empty, it wasn’t quite the same atmosphere as when these two teams last met (opening night of the 2008 Olympics).
The score was reset after each quarter, but in total, the U.S. won 98-51. China, however, did win the fourth quarter 17-16.
Danny Granger led all scorers with 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting (3-for-4 from 3-point range). Rudy Gay had seven rebounds and Rajon Rondo had seven assists.
John Schumann has the running blog of the game in that link.
Of course, this was basically a media and coaches only event… but we were there too. Here's some of Rajon Rondo's thoughts after the game.
The team plays France tomorrow at Madison Square Garden… then they're off to Madrid.