After a slow 1st quarter the USA cruised past France in their 1st game of the 2012 London Olympics. After the 1st quarter the US was only up by 1 point but they pulled away in the end winning the game 98-71. The US is seeking in second straight gold medal after winning in Beijing four years ago.
Leading the way for the US was once again NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant. Durant finished the game with 22 points. Durant was 3 of 5 from the three point and 7 of 7 from the charity strike. Durant also added 9 rebounds.
LeBron James was the second best player for the Americans and he didn’t even score in double figures. James set the tone with his passing. James finished the game with 9 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. James has great vision for a player his size.
The only weakness coming into these Olympic game for the US was the post play. Both Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love didn’t play to well in the exhibitions games but both brought their games against France.
Love, was the second ...