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LOS ANGELES -- Just two games into the U.S. basketball teams pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big.Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the Americans rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday night.DeMar DeRozan scored 13 points in his hometown, and DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points and seven rebounds in the second stop on the five-city tour leading the Americans to Rio de Janeiro. The victory over an overmatched opponent was impressive, but Krzyzewski liked it more for the composed, cohesive manner in which the new teammates worked together.We should have won, but the way we won was excellent, Krzyzewski said. Were really growing together as a group.After opening their showcase tour by trouncing Argentina in Las Vegas on Friday night, the U.S. team posted another rout at a packed Staples Center. Krzyzewski is finding it difficult to disguise his early optimism, praising his teams work in their brief practice time together.And while theyre still learning their teammates tendencies and solidifying player rotations, the U.S. team looked remarkably connected for long stretches against China, which has no current NBA players.Durant noticed it, as did Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who kicked off the festivities by blocking a shot on Chinas first possession and throwing down an alley-oop dunk on the Americans first possession.Weve only been together a week, but it seems like weve been teammates for years, Jordan said.Jordan scored 12 points and led a strong defensive effort with three blocks for the Americans, who held the Chinese to 30.9 percent shooting. Krzyzewski believes the American team will excel at defensive switching because of its abundance of versatile players.I think were learning more about one another, and our defense was there pretty much the whole game, Krzyzewski said.The Americans havent lost a game since the 2006 world championships, winning 65 straight games. Theyre 47-1 in exhibitions since NBA stars took over the roster in 1992, going undefeated since 2004.While LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard all declined the chance to play in Rio, the Americans who accepted the opportunity appear to be serious about winning without some of the nations top stars.Were young, but weve got a bunch of seasoned pros, said Kyrie Irving, who had 10 points and four assists. Weve been on a lot of journeys, and weve crossed paths before, but now were all coming together at the right time.Anthony was the only holdover in the Americans starting lineup from Las Vegas while Krzyzewski works on chemistry and coordination. He put Paul George in with the starters alongside Anthony, Jordan, Kyle Lowry and DeRozan, whose family watched from courtside.Both teams had early shooting struggles, but the Americans took charge with impressive speed late in the first quarter.Durant, one of the two returning American gold medalists from London, heard boos from the LA crowd during pregame introductions. He quickly found his outside stroke with 14 points and four assists in the first half, and Cousins overpowered the Chinese down low for 12 first-half points on the way to a 55-29 halftime lead.The Chinese teams most recognizable name to North Americans is Yi Jianlian, the Milwaukee Bucks choice with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2007 draft. He spent five seasons with four NBA teams before heading back to the Guangdong Southern Tigers.Yi led the Chinese with 18 points. Zhou Qi, the 7-foot-2 center drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round last month, scored two points on 1-for-6 shooting. Exciting guard Zhao Jiwei scored 14 points.The teams meet again Tuesday in Oakland, where Durant will play in front of his new home fans for the first time since defecting from Oklahoma City to the Golden State Warriors earlier this month.Theyll also meet Aug. 6 in the opening game of Olympic competition in Brazil. Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys Online . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. China Cavaliers Jerseys .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. . Louis Blues teammates who would also be participating in the Olympics, Alex Pietrangelo felt right at home, no different in some ways to the travel experience of any old road trip – save for the length of the journey, that is. Cheap Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Collin Sexton Jersey . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose?scored 25 points in 34 minutes as he returned Sunday night for a 118-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers after missing two games because of a back ailment.Rose suffered back spasms during the Knicks win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday and missed New Yorks next two games. He went through workouts Saturday and Sunday and said afterward that there was nothing wrong with his back.The Knicks had taken a cautious approach with Rose, who had an MRI on Wednesday night that revealed no structural damage to his back.Rose had been healthy and productive for the Knicks before the back spasm flare-up Tuesday. In 22 games this season, he has averaged 17.0 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds. He has been a driving force behind New Yorks 14-10 start.The Knicks likely were cautious because Rose has a long injury history, though not related to his back.Entering this season, Rose, the 2010-11 NBA MVP, had played just 39 perccent of his games in the previous four seasons because of various injuries, including three significant knee ailments.ddddddddddddRose has credited the Knicks medical staff for helping him stay healthy thus far in his first season in New York. 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