LeBron James and Kobe Bryant took a seat, then the U.S. Olympic basketball team took control.
The Americans got their expected blowout and fans got the show they came to see in the 110-63 win over Tunisia, but only after U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski started his reserves to open the second half after a lackluster first 20 minutes.
Finally pulling away behind the second unit's impressive second-half start, the Americans had six players in double figures and improved to 2-0 in the tournament.
Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Andre Iguodala opened the third quarter with a 21-3 run, turning a surprisingly close 13-point lead into a 67-36 bulge before any of the more celebrated starters finally got to play in the second half.
''That was a great lift, man. That's the best thing about this team, there's no drop off,'' said Kevin Durant. ''We've got All-Stars off the bench. Those guys did great job for us.''
Anthony and Love scored 16 points apiece for th...