- Michael Redd pumped in a game-high 17 points in Team USA's 112-69 annihilation of Venezuela in the American's opening game of the Tournament of the Americas. Redd shot 7-12 from the field including 3-5 3fg along with three assists and two rebounds in 20 minutes. Carmelo Anthony also scored 17. Here's the box score.
- Ersan Ilyasova didn't score in Turkey's 74-68 victory over Latvia. Ilyasova, who last month signed for FC Barcelona, shot 0-2 from the field with one assist and one block in just 16 minutes.
- Charles Gardner writes that Mo Williams is working on his game in Vegas. While Mo's numbers were very impressive last year, his decision-making and ability to control a game still needed refinement, and it sounds like Mo is well aware of that criticism:
As the Bucks' starting point guard last season, he played in 68 games and averaged 17.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists a game, all career highs.
But he eventually wants to be considered among the league's top point guards, moving into a class with his friend and U.S. national team guard Chauncey Billups of the Detroit Pistons.
"That's my ultimate goal," Williams said. "I talk to Chauncey a lot and pick his brain on a lot of situations.
"I want to know I'm making the right decision every time and get to the point where instinctively it's the right decision. That's where my game is trying to take another stride."
- Check out some pictures from the Mo Williams/Monta Ellis charity game in Mississippi.