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Kirilenko scores 16, leads Russia to 73-54 rout of China in men's Olympic basketball

07/31/2012 06:14 EDT | Updated 09/30/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Andrei Kirilenko scored 16 points to lead Russia to a 73-54 win over China and its second victory in two games at the men's Olympic basketball tournament.

Kirilenko, who recently signed a 2-year, US$20 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, also had nine rebounds as Russia easily took care of China its second defeat in Group B. The former Utah Jazz standout is averaging 25.5 points in Russia's first two games.

Russia went on a 10-0 run to open a 20-10 lead and was never really challenged the rest of the game.

Guard Alexey Shved finished with 14 points for Russia and centre Sasha Kaun added 13.

Yi Jianlian, a forward with the Washington Wizards, had 16 points and seven rebounds and was the only China player to score in double figures.

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