The United States men's basketball team continues to have their struggles against various opponents, but for the most part the story is always the same. They pull away with a dominant second half to win it all.
As usual, it was LeBron James setting the pace. James set up so many teammates for scores that he probably was responsible for about 35-40 points of the United States. James finished with a triple double of 11 points, 12 assists and 14 rebounds, his first ever triple double at the Olympic games.
Kobe Bryant added 20 points on a second half three-point shooting barrage, Deron Williams added 18, Carmelo Anthony 17, and Kevin Durant 14. Among the Arizona players, neither James Harden nor Andre Iguodala played much of the game. Harden had seven points in four minutes (including some nice dunks), and Iguodala managed three points in nearly eight minutes of action.
The United States moves on to face Australia.
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