Team USA Routes Nigeria

By: AP
By: AP

LONDON (AP) -- it was a record-setting blowout performance by Team USA in routing Nigeria 156-73, the most points ever scored by a team. Carmelo Anthony is the new Olympic single-game scoring champ with 37, easily beating the 31 points scored by Stephon Marbury in 2004.

The Americans finished 29 of 46 behind the arc, easily surpassing the 13 3-pointers they made in the 2008 gold-medal game. Anthony was torrid beyond the arc, hitting 10 of 12 three's.

Russell Westbrook added 21 points in an awesome performance that saw the Americans make 11 3-pointers in the first quarter.
Ike Diogu had 27 points for Nigeria.


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