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...