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United States pulls away from France

Updated: August 16, 2010, 1:16 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Even the old guy found something new in the young Americans' debut.

"First time I've been in the Garden and the people have been cheering for me," Chauncey Billups said.

Billups scored 17 points, nine in an early third-quarter flurry that broke open the game, and the United States beat France 86-55 on Sunday in its only home exhibition before the world championships.

Rudy Gay had 19 points to lead the Americans, who started slowly in their first tuneup before ...

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