Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.
Durant picked up right where he left off in the 2012 Olympics with 25 points, and the U.S. men's basketball team routed China 119-62 on Saturday night in its opening game.
The new Golden State Warriors star scored 30 points four years ago in the gold-medal game, when the Americans held off Spain for the championship. Only he and Carmelo Anthony returned from that team, but the new guys were plenty ready for their Olympic moment.
"We just wanted to send a statement to the rest of the world," Anthony said. "Come out this first game and let everybody know that we're...