Durant's 28 lead White squad to victory

Updated: July 25, 2010, 3:23 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Durant scored a game-high 28 points to lead the White squad past the Blue 114-96 at the USA Basketball Showcase on Saturday night.

Durant had six rebounds and was 10 for 17 from the field and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in 29 minutes.

Andre Iguodala had 17 points for the winners, going 5 of 6 from the field including making all three 3-point attempts. Rudy Gay led the Blue with 23 points going 7 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.

"They're coming together more than I thought they would," United States coach Mike Kryzewski said. "There's a great spirit of cooperation. They're really a good group of guys. They've been tested this week. They've done it enthusiastically. It was a really good week for us."

Eric Gordon added 16 points and Derrick Rose had 15 for the White, which shot 55 percent from the field.

Stephen Curry had 14 points and Tyson Chandler added 13 and nine rebounds for the White.

Tyreke Evans sat out with a sprained ankle.

The roster of 19 players will be cut to 14 or 15 by Monday and training camp begins for the world championships in New York Aug. 10.

"We're going to be a blue-collar team," Durant said. "We're going to play hard on every possession. We'll live with the results. We have so many great guys."


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