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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, having a stellar NBA season with career highs in scoring and assists, was named Wednesday to the finalist roster for the US Olympic team. USA Basketball announced the move, approved by its board of directors, that adds another talented playmaker to a candidates list that already includes reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and four-time NBA MVP LeBron James. Lillard, in his fourth NBA campaign, is averaging 24.2 points, sixth in the NBA, and 7.3 assists, seventh in the league, as well as 4.4 rebounds a contest.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to its recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.