Team USA Basketball: Andre Iguodala Impresses In Warmup

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Andre Iguodala #9 of the US Men's Senior National Team defends against Ronald Ramon #14 of the Dominic Republic during a pre-Olympic exhibition game at Thomas & Mack Center on July 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The United States won the game 113-59. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Andre Iguodala impressed in Team USA's first Olympic warmup on Thursday night, scoring 18 points as the United Stated pummeled the Dominican Republic, 113-59.

Andre Iguodala impressed in Team USA's first Olympic warmup on Thursday night, scoring 18 points as the United Stated pummeled the Dominican Republic, 113-59.

Iguodala made the team for his defense, and his contributions on the dirty side of the basketball court were easily evident. He had two steals, a number of deflections and hounded his opponent full-court for the duration of his 20 minutes on the court.

The Philadelphia 76ers star also exceeded expectations with the ball in his hands, as his 18 points included 4-for-6 3-point shooting. Yet despite finishing second to Kevin Durant for the team lead in points, Iguodala still knows how he butters his bread.

"It's something Coach [Mike Krzyzewski] talked about in one of the meetings," Iguodala said. "He wanted guys to have two different types of egos. One ego is going out there and representing your country. Then have the ego of your role. My role is defense."

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