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USA Basketball exhibition games fare well in local ratings

Team USA's Monday night game against Brazil earned a 4.9 to top week. Thunder stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden are among the players on the U.S. team.
by Mel Bracht Modified: July 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm •  Published: July 17, 2012

Two exhibition games involving the USA Basketball men's team, which includes Thunder stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, both fared well in the ratings. Monday night's game against Brazil on ESPN2 earned a 4.9 rating to lead the way.

Sports events July 10-16

1. USA Basketball vs. Brazil, Monday, ESPN2, 4.9.

2. Lenox Industrial Tools 301, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Sunday, TNT, 3.9.

2. USA Basketball vs. Dominican Republic, Thursday, ESPN, 3.4.

3. John Deere Classic fourth round, Sunday, KWTV-9, 3.2.

4. John Deere Classic third round, Saturday, KWTV-9, 2.3.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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