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Andrei Kirilenko nets 35 for Russia

Updated: July 29, 2012, 11:32 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Slashing to the rim, blocking shots and getting out in transition in Russia's first game of the Olympics, Andrei Kirilenko looked every bit the all-around force he was as a young man with the Utah Jazz.

"I feel great," Kirilenko said after scoring 35 points on 14-for-17 shooting against Britain on Sunday. "Look at me. I'm running like a young deer."

The only people happier with his performance than the Russians had to be the Minnesota Timberwolves. After skipping last season ...

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