Basketball
USA Topples Tunisia
By Eric Lemus
Aug 1, 2012 - 10:27:53 AM

LONDON, ENG—Team USA Basketball continued its dominant run through Olympic competition with a 110-63 win over Tunisia Tuesday night.

i_copy.jpg
Carmelo Anthony, F.
Once again, the American squad was led by Carmelo Anthony off of the bench. Anthony scored 16 points in just 12 minutes.

Tunisia, a side that does not feature any NBA players, was able to stay fairly close in the first half. After another slow start from the U.S., Tunisia trailed by only 6 after the first quarter, and just 13 at the half.

A 64-30 second half, however, would send the Americans to another easy victory.

Kevin Love, the former UCLA Bruin, tied Anthony for the team lead with 16 points.

i-1_copy.jpg
Kevin Love, F.
Team USA played as clean a game as they have had in Olympic competition, converting on 43 of 70 field goals, including 10 of 25 from three, and 14 of 18 free throws.

Next up for the U.S. is Nigeria. Nigeria is led by New Orleans Hornets' forward Al-Farouq Aminu and former NBA player Ike Diougu.

olympic-logo.jpeg



© Copyright 2007 by canyon-news.com