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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:
“It’s unexplainable, that’s the only thing I can say about it,” said Carmelo Anthony after putting on an absolute shooting clinic, scoring 37 points- the most ever scored in an Olympic game by an American. And it was. Carmelo Anthony has been a blessing off the bench for Team USA, and he proved why in the team’s astounding 83-point victory over Nigeria. Anthony wasted no time, shooting a perfect 4-4 from the field for a quick 12 points. It wasn’t long before he erupted from beyond the arc, draining 5 three’s with 2 minutes to go in the first half. Melo would finish the half with 19 points on 7-9 FGA-M shooting and contributing 5 three’s of his own to the team’s 14-25 (56%) 1st half 3-point shooting...
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Carmelo Anthony and teammates, Kevin Durant and James Harden, were spotted supporting the U.S. Women’s volleyball team at their match vs. Austria last night:
Carmelo Anthony speaks with David Aldridge following an explosive 156-73 win over Nigeria:
“Right now, we’re locked in with one another.”
Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points on 13-for-16 shooting from the field and 10-for-12 shooting from three-point.
Carmelo Anthony was phenomenal in Team USA’s 83-point victory over Nigeria last night, breaking single game U.S. Olympic records for points (37), 3-pointers attempted (12), and 3-pointers made (10):
On one of the first days the United States basketball team convened in Las Vegas for a week-long training camp earlier this summer, Blake Griffin was out on the court, working on taking a jab step once with his dribble, then twice, before stepping back to shoot a jumper from the wing.
Then he would do it again.
Alongside Griffin, critiquing his footwork and encouraging him, was...
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Carmelo Anthony of Team USA drives to the basket past Nigeria's Derrick Obasohan during a record-setting afternoon at the 2012 Summer Olympics,...
The U.S. men's basketball team has broken its Olympic record for 3-pointers in a game, making 14 during a 78-point first half against Nigeria.
The Americans were 14 of 24 behind the arc on their way to a 78-45 lead at halftime on Thursday. That broke their record of 13 made against Spain in the gold-medal game in 2008.
Carmelo Anthony made five 3-pointers, Kevin Durant made...
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:
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2012 is the last time we will see Kobe Bryant in a USA Jersey (Courtesy NBC)
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