Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
U.S. men’s Olympic basketball beats Britain by 40
Olympics » Lineup changes spark big result in Americans’ rout.


< Previous Page


"It doesn’t get more explosive than that, and that’s the dynamic of our team," James said. "We have an opportunity to do multiple things with our lineups, and it’s a luxury we have."

Durant scored 13 points and No. 1 pick Anthony Davis had 11 for the Americans, who shot 60 percent from the field and led by as much as 47.

At a glance

USA 118, Britain 78

Deron Williams scores 19 in his first start and Carmelo Anthony scores 19 in his first game off the bench.

» A 10-0 run to end the first quarter and an 8-0 run late in the second help put the game away for Team USA, which leads by as many as 47 points.

» Chicago Bulls All-Star Luol Deng scores a game-high 25 points for Britain.

Up next

Team USA vs. Argentina at Barcelona, Sunday, 10 p.m.

TV » ESPN2

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

This was possibly the Americans’ last easy game before London, with exhibitions remaining in Barcelona against 2008 bronze medalist Argentina and Spain, the team they beat in the gold-medal game four years ago.

Former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu scored 12 points, and Andrew Sullivan had 11 for Britain.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.