Team USA secures another win in exhibition play as they defeat China, 119-73. The team played well against China who was without Yao Ming. Lebron James was the high scorer with 22 points. Magic man Dwight Howard played 13 minutes, grabbing 4 boards and contributing 2 points. Team USA was up by 23 at halftime and just overwhelmed China with their up-tempo play in the second half.
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Magic guard Carlos Arroyo kept Puerto Rico close in the first quarter, but the depth of Team USA was too much as the Americans win 114-69. Arroyo finished with 16 points and 2 assists in 25 minutes of play. The big story of the night for Magic was Dwight Howard. Howard easily showed why he belongs on Team USA and why he is the future of the Magic franchise. In only 12 minutes of play, Howard pulled down 10 rebounds (double of any other player) and scored 5 points. Howard looked good in his first national team appearance with solid rebounding and a couple monster dunks. The next exhibition game will be Monday night, August 7th at 9:30pm on ESPN2. Team USA will be traveling to China today and playing the host on Monday night. They play Brazil the next day in a non-televized event - that is, unless you have NBA TV.