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NBA: Olympic 3-on-3 hoops ramps up excitement

NBA: Olympic 3-on-3 hoops ramps up excitement

Excitement abounds in basketball’s birthplace about the fast-paced 3-on-3 version of the game being added to the Olympic lineup Friday by the International Olympic Committee.

US dominates China

Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the US men’s basketball team routed China 119-62 on Saturday night in its opening game.

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Irving joins US squad

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Golden State forward Harrison Barnes have agreed to play for the United States at the Rio Olympics, completing the American roster, ESPN reported Saturday.

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Pelicans star Davis to miss Rio Games

Anthony Davis is expected to miss this summer’s Olympic Games because of knee and shoulder injuries that have ended his fourth NBA season early.

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