July 12, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; United States guard Deron Williams (8) against the Dominican Republic at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
Deron Williams got his first start for the U.S. National Team on Thursday and responded with 19 points and five assists in an easy 118-78 victory over Great Britain in Manchester.
Williams played less than 20 minutes and scored 14 of his 19 early in the third quarter, hitting three straight threes and then another a couple of possessions later. He shot 7-for-8 overall, including 5-for-6 from downtown, adding a rebound and two steals.
The U.S. is now 3-0 in exhibition play and will next play Argentina on Sunday in Barcelona.
- Boxscore (pdf) - USA Basketball
- USA vs Great Britain (Video) - NBA.com
- Postgame: Deron Williams (Video) - NBA.com
- US men's Olympic basketball beats Britain by 40 - Brian Mahoney - AP
- U.S. Battles Great Britain: Live Blog! - Sekou Smith - NBA.com