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All we have heard this Olympics is how the 2012 US Men’s Basketball Team would match up against the 1992 Dream Team? Well, on Thursday way the 2012 Team played they could have beat the Dream Team.
The US blew out Nigeria 156 to 73 to improve to 3-0 in pool play. In the win the American set all kind of records.
The following are all Olympic records:
3-pointers (26), field goals (59) and field-goal percentage (71), points (156)
This was the biggest margin of victory of the men’s basketball team in the Olympics. Carmelo Anthony set the record for most points (37) scored by an American in the Olympic games. Anthony also set records for most three made (10) and attempted (12).
“Well, the support system that we had, that I had with my teammates, you can’t explain that,” Anthony said. “The way that they tell me to shoot the ball, encouraging me to make shots, take shots, but then just to feel it every time, that touch, it’s kind of hard to explain it. If you’ve never done it, ...
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Old records were broken and new ones were set in Team USA’s 156-73 trouncing of Nigeria...
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Team USA set a new Olympic record today with their jaw-dropping 83-point victory over Nigeria. The 83-point victory was the highest scoring game in Olympic history, which is why it seems only fitting that Carmelo Anthony’s 37-points were the most scored in an Olympic game by an American:
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Carmelo Anthony addressed the widespread notion that he's a selfish player.
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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...
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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.
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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.