Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/18/14

The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team had a nice night on the court in London as they set two Olympic marks and several U.S. records with their 156-73 win over Nigeria.

The U.S. had already scored 100 points with 5 minutes left in the third quarter Thursday night in an epic blowout victory.  

Carmelo Anthony set an American Olympic record for points in a game with 37.  He scored the points in less than two and half quarters of play.  Coach Mike Krzyzewki pulled Anthony after he hit the mark.

The U.S. also set the record for points in a game with 156 and points in a half with 78.  The Americans added to the U.S. records with the most 3-pointers, 26, field goals, 59, and field goal percentage, 71.

The previous Olympic record of 138 points in a game set by Brazil against Egypt in 1988 was surpassed with 4:37 still left on the clock when Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer. 

Kobe Bryant scored 16 points, Russell Westbrook had 21 and Kevin Durant ended with 14.

The top scorer for Nigeria was Ike Diogu with 27 points.

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