Olympic Basketball 2012: 3 Things We Learned from Team USA's Win over Nigeria

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Olympic Basketball 2012: 3 Things We Learned from Team USA's Win over Nigeria
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There are lots of good Olympic basketball teams, but the United States definitely fields the best team.

Team USA scored 156 points in an 83-point win over Nigeria, and shattered multiple records in the process. The old Olympic record of 138 points (by a team) was obliterated about halfway through the fourth quarter, and the US didn't stop there.

Every player scored, eight of them scored nine-plus points and Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points. Even though stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant barely played, the Unites States flat-out dominated.

Here are three things we learned from Team USA's win over Nigeria.

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