LeBron James scored 30 points and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team rallied from an early 10-point deficit to beat Brazil 80-69 in an exhibition in Washington on Monday.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden watched the Americans get off to a dismal start, then turn it around by holding the Brazilians to two baskets in the second quarter.
James helped the United States pull away in the final four minutes after it led by only seven, getting his final point on a free throw with 31 seconds left.
Warriors: Latvia's state prosecutor has opened a criminal case against center Andris Biedrins for alleged income tax evasion.
A spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said if Biedrins is found guilty he could face a fine of $70,000 or a maximum five-year prison sentence. She did not say how much Biedrins allegedly owes.
Mavericks: Free-agent shooting guard O.J. Mayo tweeted that he "will be signing" with Dallas.
Mayo averaged 15.2 points per game over the past four seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. He was the third pick in the 2008 draft by Minnesota, which traded him to Memphis in a seven-player deal.
Knicks: Carmelo Anthony said he hopes New York will find a way to keep Jeremy Lin.
The Knicks have until 8:59 p.m. Tuesday to match the Houston Rockets' three-year, $25.1 million offer to
"I hope we get it done, man," said Anthony, who has taken heat for calling the backloaded offer to Lin "ridiculous."
But, Anthony said, he gets along fine with Lin.
"Ask Lin," he said. "He'll tell you what a good relationship we have."
Done deal: The Knicks and the Portland Trail Blazers have completed a sign-and-trade deal that sends point guard Raymond Felton back to New York as a potential replacement for Lin.
Kurt Thomas, also a former Knick, returns to New York in the deal. The Knicks signed and traded forward Jared Jeffries, along with center Dan Gadzuric, the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Giorgos Printezis, and a protected future second-round pick to Portland.
Hawks-Bulls trade: Atlanta acquired small forward Kyle Korver from Chicago for a trade exception and cash.
The 6-foot-7 Korver averaged 8.1 points last season, including seven starts. He ranked 10th in the NBA by making 43.5 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Nets: Veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal.
Kings: Point guard Aaron Brooks has signed with Sacramento, which waived center Hassan Whiteside.
The Kings also acquired forward James Johnson from the Toronto Raptors for a second-round draft pick in 2014.
NBA in China: The Miami Heat will play two preseason games against the Los Angeles Clippers in China on Oct. 11 and 14.