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Thompson makes cut for USA

NEW YORK – The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons also were cut.

Former Washington State Cougar Klay Thompson made the team.

The rest of the roster is: Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee.

The news came after Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Harden added 13 points for the Americans.

The U.S. led 52-47 after Thompson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of an entertaining first half.



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