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WATCH LIVE: Durant, Team USA Basketball look to power past Venezuela

Basketball - Olympics: Day 1

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06: Kevin Durant #5 of the United States reacts while taking on China on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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After blowing out China to begin its 2016 Olympic run, the United States men’s basketball team is looking to repeat the effort against Venezuela on Monday.

Kevin Durant’s game-high 25 points led the U.S. to an opening win over China, while Venezuela was comfortably beaten by Serbia.

WATCH LIVE: USA vs. Venezuela -- 6 p.m. EDT

Nestor Garcia’s team is without Brooklyn Nets point guard Greivis Vasquez, and the American connection on the squad is Ole Miss forward Anthony Perez.

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