With his left wrist still wrapped in a brace, Luol Deng made his Olympic debut Sunday in London. He scored 26 points as Great Britain lost to Russia 95-75.
Deng shot 8-for-27 overall, going 2-for-11 from 3-point range. He had 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 turnovers and hit 8 of 12 free throws.
According to the Olympic results Web site, Deng played 38:57 in a 40-minute game.
Britain hung close for a while, but trailed by 15 points at halftime. Former Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko scored 35 points for Russia, while point guard Alexy Shved, who is headed for Minnestoa next season, added 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Team USA opened with a 98-71 win over France. Kevin Durant led the way with 22 points.