Tigers fall to Rangers on road


NEW YORK — This U.S. basketball team might be even better than the past two that won gold medals.

“This will be the most talented of the three teams that I’ve had the opportunity to coach,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday during a conference call.

The Americans announced the 20 players who will be candidates for the London Games, adding Blake Griffin of the Clippers and LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland to the 18 holdovers from either the 2008 Olympics or 2010 world championship who have said they wish to be considered again.

The 12-man roster and alternates for the Olympics will be chosen from the new player pool in June.

Returning from the team that won gold in Beijing are: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Back from the reigning world champions are: Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler, Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups, Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala.

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Tigers fall to Rangers on road

Lewis-Palmer held Grand Junction to 10 made field goals Monday as the Rangers (11-1) defeated the Tigers 49-29.

Sean Rubalcaba and Garrett Harrison led Grand Junction with six points apiece.

“We knew going in if they’re open how consistently they can hit 3s,” Lewis-Palmer coach Russ McKinstry said. “That’s what we’ve always done well with our system, play (defense).”

Josh Scott, a 6-foot-10 post player who has signed to play basketball at Colorado, led the Rangers with 15 points.

McKinstry said Scott is averaging 30 points per game.

“They did a nice job doubling-down and making it rough on him,” McKinstry said. “It was just a rough, defensive battle on both ends.”


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