Kyrie Irving and the rest of Team USA started off their exhibition tour last night against Manu Ginobli and rest the Argentinian National Team. It played out as you might expect.
Team USA beat the Argentinians 111-74 in front of a packed house in Las Vegas. The game was never really close, as the Americans dominated most every aspect of the game. Perhaps most notably, Team USA forced 23 turnovers and scored 36 points off of them.
Irving, in fact, played a big part in the defensive effort. On the game’s first possession, he nabbed a steal and fed Kevin Durant for two points on the break. For the night, Irving dished out six assists and scored nine points in 22 minutes as the team’s starting point guard.
You can check out the full game highlights below, including Irving’s game-opening basket. Team USA next play on Sunday, July 24 in Los Angeles against the Chinese National Team.