Barnes & Thompson represent Warriors at USA showcase
Harrison Barnes registered 18 points in the Blue Team's 128-106 loss in Las Vegas Thursday. (AP)
The Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson participated in the USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, where the White Team beat Barnes and Thompson's Blue Team, 128-106, on Thursday.
Barnes, 21, registered 18 points for the Blue team, led by Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The former first-round pick just wrapped up his rookie season with the Warriors and averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds over 81 regular season games.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving stole the show with 23 points and seven assists for the winning White Team.
Irving, an All-Star who was a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the U.S. Olympic team, scored 16 in the first half to spark his squad's come-from-behind win, after the Blue team took an early 10-point lead in the first quarter.
Anthony Davis, who played on the Americans' gold medal-winning team in London, had 22 points and seven rebounds for the Blue.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday had 12 points, five assists and seven rebounds, while Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan added 10 points and nine rebounds for the White team, which was coached by Pelicans coach Monty Williams.
The scrimmage, which consisted of four 12-minute quarters and was played primarily using FIBA rules, concluded USA Basketball's four-day minicamp for young players. Twenty-five of the 28 players who attended participated in the game.
The U.S. men's national team won't face international competition until the 2014 World Cup of Basketball in Spain. The Americans are automatically qualified after winning gold in last summer's Olympics.
The Associated Press contributed to this report