Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 7/24/12
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the U.S. Olympic basketball team was bringing its best Tuesday. Being back on the Dream Team's turf required it. Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to score 23 of his 27 points in the first half, and the Americans beat Spain 100-78 in a rematch of the gold-medal game -- and possible preview of the next one. LeBron James added 25 and Kevin Durant had 13, including 10 in the first 3 minutes of the third quarter to help the U.S. break open the teams' final exhibition game before heading to London. "We knew that this was a big game," U.S. guard Chris Paul said. "When Coach K talked to us, he told us this was probably the biggest game here in Barcelona since the 92 team was here, so we approached it like that and it was a good win for us." The teams played a memorable gold-medal game four years ago, the Americans pulling away for a 118-107 victory after leading by only four points with under 2 minutes left. This one tu...
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