LAS VEGAS (AP) — For an opening statement, USA Basketball’s World Cup team made an emphatic one.
Anthony Edwards and Cam Johnson each scored 15 points, and the U.S. used a 20-0 run in the second half on the way to rolling past Puerto Rico 117-74 on Monday night in the first World Cup tune-up for the Americans.
Mikal Bridges scored 14 for the U.S., which finished with seven players in double figures and outscored Puerto Rico 67-31 in the second half.
“A great night for us. … I think the guys have really picked up what we’re trying to…
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