When you’re a 54 point favorite, a 46-33 lead at halftime doesn’t look as big as it should.
That’s because Tunisia actually was able to keep pace with the Americans early in the first quarter thanks to lackadaisical efforts by Team USA out of the gates, particularly on the defensive end. Tunisia actually managed to keep it within three points (15-12) with just 1:36 left in the first quarter.
Perhaps the highlight of the game for the Tunisians, guard Makram Ben Romdhane was able to take advantage of Team USA snoozing and transition with a coast to coast dunk early in the first.
That’s a completely unacceptable effort for a US team making claims on the 1992 Dream Team.