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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dream Team II Dunks Goodwill Squad by 38

OAKLAND, California -- For one half at least, Dream Team II should have been glad the scoreboards at Oakland Coliseum Arena weren't working.


Playing the collegians that represented the United States in the Goodwill Games, the NBA's top pros looked a little ragged in the first half Sunday, one day before they will leave for Toronto and the World Championships.


The team that scored 114 points against Germany's national team last week didn't quite reach that output, but still beat the Goodwill Games team 113-75.


Shaquille O'Neal led the U.S. national team with 18 points and eight rebounds in 18 minutes. Tyus Edney of UCLA led the Goodwill Games team with 13 points, and Wisconsin's Michael Finley and Michigan State's Shawn Respert each had 11.


All five of the arena's scoreboards were out of commission during the first half, so public address announcer Dick Callaghan had to give the score after every basket.


A jetlagged Goodwill Games team, which won the bronze medal at St. Petersburg by defeating the Russian national team on Thursday, shot only 34 percent in the first half, yet cut the national team's lead to seven points, 42-35, with 4:36 left to go.


After that, the national team picked up the pace and widened their lead to 57-37 at halftime. They stretched the margin to 38 points several times late in the game. A few sequences were definitely dreamlike, such as the game's opening play when Shawn Kemp fed Derrick Coleman with a perfect interior pass for a lay-in.


But the collegians had their moments, too. Indiana's Alan Henderson blocked O'Neal's hook shot, drawing oohs and ahhs from the sellout crowd. And when O'Neal tried to block Henderson's shot at the other end on the next sequence, he was called for goaltending.


Dominique Wilkins had 14 points, Mark Price scored 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting, and Dan Majerle added 11. Reggie Miller scored nine points, all on 3-pointers, before fouling out with 2:54 left.


Don Nelson, Dream Team II's coach, started Joe Dumars, Price, Coleman, Kemp and Wilkins.