Kevin Durant scored 15 points on Saturday to lead the United States to a 77-61 victory over Lithuania despite a rough first quarter.
Team USA shot just 3-for-21 from the field in the first period and committed six turnovers.
“We have to keep improving in every area as a team, including getting to know one another,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
“There’s not that continuity or chemistry — there’s the attitude, a great attitude to get to know each other, which is why games like this are so important and the game tomorrow is so important.”
The U.S. plays Spain on Sunday in a rematch of the 2008 Olympic final.
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