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Team USA 105, Dominican Republic 62

Team USA takes on the Dominican Republic this afternoon in preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Talk about the action here!

Al Bello

UPDATE: Team USA easily beat the Dominican Republic, 105-62. Lillard played more minutes than the previous game, but did not stand out. He had various glue-guy type moments, and hit a three-pointer late, but was not a significant factor overall. In the first half, he had two turnovers that led to opponent dunks. Lillard scored 7 points. No cuts are expected to be announced before Friday, but Lillard is likely on the bubble.  -- Tim

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Damian Lillard and the rest of Team USA take on the Dominican Republic at 4:00 p.m. Pacific today. The game will be televised by NBATV.

Lillard didn't see much playing time against Brazil. The national squad remains 3 cuts away from their final roster. This game may give an indication about whether Brazil was a blip on the radar or a sign of impending doom for Portland's prize point guard.

Discuss here as the proceedings unfold. General Gameday Thread rules apply:

1. No profanity.

2. Limit the use of pics and gifs as they slow down the thread. (Not a huge problem in the off-season, but still.)

3. "Yo mama" jokes must be semi-clean, non-discriminatory, not offensive to people of various genders, and unless it's the third Tuesday of the month every fourth one must in a language other than English (still clean, though). We prefer Esperanto but we'll take what we can get.

Enjoy the game!

--Dave / @DaveDeckard