James Harden and Kyrie Irving Have Shooting Competition at Team USA Practice

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIAugust 30, 2014

BILBAO, SPAIN - AUGUST 29:  James Harden #13 and Kyrie Irving #10 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team during a practice for the FIBA World Cup at Bilbao Arena on August 29, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Team USA was preparing for its first FIBA World Cup matchup against Finland when Kyrie Irving and James Harden decided to engage in a friendly shooting competition.

Irving, a career 37.8 percent shooter from deep, barely edged out Harden, leading 5-4 at the end of the video. The competition wasn't without a slight scoring controversy, however, as the two seemingly lost count of the score midway through the contest.

Team USA tips off against Finland at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

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