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London Olympics 2012: Diana Taurasi Leads Team USA To Win Over Canada

The Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi continues to play like a star among stars for the USA women's basketball team as she led the Americans to a 91-48 blowout win over Canada with a team-high 15 points.

It was defensively where the team has taken its pride as the Americans forced 26 turnovers. On a team with the likes of Taurasi, Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker, Angel McCoughtry and other open court stars, the turnovers can lead to fast break buckets and an easy wins.

"That's probably a better feeling than making a 3, when as a unit you found a way to stop them as a unit," said Taurasi to the Associated Press. "That's really hard to do because to get a shot off isn't the hardest thing, it might not be a quality one, but you can get a shot off."

The 48 points were the lowest total the women's team had given up since holding Slovakia to 43 points in a 2000 quarterfinal game.

The win was the 39th straight Olympic victory for the women's team.

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