Found August 03, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
Well, that was quite the game yesterday, wasn’t it? Team USA put on a shooting display that I, personally, have never seen been before and I have watched a lot of basketball. Starting with Carmelo Anthony and stopping with Anthony Davis, Team USA showed the world why they are the best.
Old records were broken and new ones were set in Team USA’s 156-73 trouncing of Nigeria. I am not going to run through every single record, but what did stand out was Anthony’s 37 points in only 14 minutes, including 13-16 from the field and 10-12 from behind the line. Anthony averaged 2.64 points per minute and 2.25 points per shot.
Team USA made 29 three-point shots after cold shooting hindered them in all of their exhibition games and the first two games of the Olympics.
Team USA scored 49 points in the first quarter and 78 points in the first half, both are records.
The 156 points scored by Team USA is the most in USA and Olympic history. Brazil previously held the record when they scored 138 p...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Thursday, 15 minutes before Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings hit the court, three members of the U.S. basketball team arrived and joined the ladies in a quick, impromptu game, according to NBC.
Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and James Harden showed up just to watch the women play, but ended up on the warm-up courts outside the main volleyball arena learning just how tough...
Carmelo Anthony addressed the widespread notion that he's a selfish player.
Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points on 13-for-16 shooting from the field and 10-for-12 shooting from three-point.
The U.S. team had scored 100 points by the middle of the third quarter. It was that kind of night for the Americans.
Two Olympic marks, several U.S. records fell.
Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, dropping 10 of 12 3-pointers, and the Americans rewrote the Olympic record book with a scintillating shooting performance and 156-73 win Thursday night, an epic blowout that seemed to...
LONDON (AP) -- The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. Carmelo Anthony and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team rewrote the record books Thursday in a 156-73 romp over Nigeria, an epic blowout that answered the Americans' detractors after two opening routs that provoked criticism of their slow starts and outside shooting. They led by 26 in the...
When Linas Kleiza sized up Carmelo Anthony, his former teammate in Denver, fastened his grip on the ball and rose up to sink a 3-pointer, it was not necessary to hear the roar of the pro-Lithuanian crowd to know what was happening.
All you had to do was look at the United States' bench. The cheering, towel-waving and joking around that had been ever present during the Olympics...
Killer shooting by America. Black on Black crime, featuring a special appearance by (Kevin) Love. 156 points in 40 minutes. See what happens when Coach K finally decides to let his way-more-talented players play their own game rather than him lowly toned telling them to take charges and pass the ball around apply pressure.
Carmelo Anthony just set the record straight that...
Take one look at David Robinson's NBA resume and you can't help but be impressed by everything he accomplished.There's the two championships, several All-Star selections and being part of the Basketball Hall of Fame. But it's easy to say that among Robinson's favorite memories and one of the things he is proudest of is representing the United States in the Olympics...
LeBron James and Team USA cruised to an EIGHTY-THREE-POINT victory over Nigeria on Thursday night. Their 156 points is an Olympic Record along with the 29 three-pointers! It looks like the USA came to dominate. Carmelo Anthony had a team high of 37 points, followed by Russel Westbrook with 21.