Aug 11, 2012; London, United Kingdom; The United States basketball team celebrates on the podium after winning the gold in the men's basketball final against Spain in the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Team USA Basketball Closes Olympics With Gold

Team USA Men's basketball defeated Spain to take home its second straight gold medal

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Team USA Basketball Breaks Records In 156-73 Blowout Of Nigeria

Team USA Men’s Basketball put on an historic performance in their 156-73 drubbing of Nigeria in group play of the 2012 London Olympics. You read that right… It was an 83 point victory.

Carmelo Anthony led the way for the US with 37 points, the most ever in an Olympic game, on the back of 10 three pointers. Ironically, Carmelo was on the bench in 2004 when Stephon Marbury set the previous record with 31 in 2004. The US went on to get just a bronze medal in those games.

Anthony says, they’re working too hard to let that happen again.

“On the off days we’re just workin’. Putting a lot of hard work in doing stuff that people don’t even really see behind closed doors. We’re locked in for this one.”

Here’s a list of the records the US set in this game.

Highest scoring game in Olympic history. The biggest margin of victory in United States history (83). Highest scoring game ever by an individual (Carmelo Anthony 37). Tied the all time assists record (41). Most threes ever made in a team USA game (29).

Actually, the US made 29 three pointers while the Nigerians managed just 28 field goals. The gap between these two was staggering. The previous highest score in a game was Brazil, who score 138. So the US beat that by 18.

And just in case you had any lingering worries about Team USA’s relatively slow starts… they had 49 points in just the first quarter tonight.

It may have been against a vastly inferior opponent, but this was an emphatic statement by Team USA. Things get a bit tougher from here on out with games against Lithuania on Saturday, then medal favorites Argentina on Monday.

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Team USA Vs. Tunisia Final Score: U.S. Defeats Tunisia, 110-63

Team USA Basketball improved to 2-0 in men's Group A play with a 110-63 win over Tunisia on Tuesday at the 2012 London Olympics.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala got to play almost 20 minutes off the bench in the blowout. He finished the game with six points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals. Iguodala only saw 11 minutes of action against France in the opening game and scored just one point.

The U.S. had a slower start that most people expected and led Tunisia by 13 at halftime. The culprit was poor three-point shooting by the U.S. and red hot shooting from behind the arc by Tunisia. The U.S. hit merely two of their 12 first half threes while Tunisia hit 7-of-16 from behind the arc. The U.S. hit 8-of-13 from deep in the second half in building their blowout. Tunisia hit just two threes in the second half.

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love shared the U.S. scoring lead with 16 points. Kevin Durant had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Davis, James Harden and Russell Westbrook also scored in double figures for the USA. Tunisia's Makrem Ben Romdhane led all scorers with 22 points. He also had 12 rebounds.

The U.S.' next game will be against Nigeria on Aug. 2.

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Team USA Vs. France Final Score: Americans Win Opening Game, 98-71

Team USA had very little trouble with France in their opening matchup at the Olympics in London, as the Americans defeated the Frenchmen, 98-71 on Sunday.

The Americans led by just one point following the first quarter, but in the second they outscored France, 30-15. The third quarter was similar to the second one in terms of Team USA outperforming France, but the Frenchmen did make a valiant effort in the fourth period. Team USA was already in control at that point.

Kevin Durant was the leading scorer for the Americans with 22 points and nine rebounds. Kevin Love put up 14 points, while Kobe Bryant added 10. Carmelo Anthony had nine points and nine boards, while Tyson Chandler chipped in eight points and nine rebounds. Deron Williams scored the fewest points of anybody on Team USA who played more than 15 minutes, with just three on the day.

76ers star Andre Iguodala had just one point, one rebound and two assists in 11 minutes of action.

Ali Traore put up 12 points to lead France, while Tony Parker added 10.

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Spain: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule

The exhibition schedule for the USA men's basketball team will come to its conclusion Tuesday (4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), when Team USA takes on Spain in Barcelona. The contest will be a tune-up for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, which will hold its opening ceremonies on Thursday.

Entering the Olympics, Team USA and Spain are FIBA's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively. Spain, which features a handful of NBA players such as Paul Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzles) and Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder), is expected to be USA's toughest opponent.

Since '92, USA owns a 5-1 record over Spain which lost twice to Team USA at the '08 games. One of those losses was in the Gold Medal Game.

Team USA begins Olympic play on Sunday against France (7:30 p.m. ET).

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Team USA Basketball: USA Vs. Argentina Preview, Game Time, TV, Online Streaming

Team USA men's basketball begins its toughest part of its exhibition schedule Sunday, when they face Argentina in Barcelona, Spain (3:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV, tape delayed on ESPN2 at midnight ET). This will be the fourth warm-up game from Team USA, which is currently 3-0 during exhibition play.

On Thursday, Team USA easily defeated Great Britain 118-78 in Washington D.C. Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala had seven points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes. Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams scored a team-high 16 points.

Meanwhile, Argentina is led by NBAers Manu Ginobili and Luis Scola. In 2008, Argentina lost to USA in the semifinal round of the Olympic Games but in '04 defeated the USA in the same situation to go on and win a gold medal.

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Team USA Basketball: Andre Iguodala Is 'Shooting The Light Out' In Camp

In just a few weeks the USA men's basketball team will take the court at the 2012 Olympic Games, and according to many of the veteran players Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala could be a big piece in winning a gold medal.

"He has been shooting the light out," says two-time Olympian Kobe Bryant. "His jump shot has been something that's been extremely consistent this whole camp. Defensley, I know he was there. His passing ability is there. Ball-handling ability is there. Really, you know, the shooting part of his game has been extremely consistent as of late."

One of the biggest assets Iguodala is bringing to the squad is his ability to doing the little things, says Lebron James.

"We need a guy who can do the small things," said James. "He's really going to be big time for our team."

Last Thursday, Iguodala netted 18 points, including shooting 4-for-6 from behind the 3-point arc, in Team USA's 113-59 exhibition victory over the Dominican Republic.

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