Team USA's Second Half 3-Point Shooting Keeps Game out of Australia's Reach

Adam MillerCorrespondent IAugust 20, 2008

The United States men's basketball team followed Australia's Brad Newley's 3-pointer with 1:51 left in the first half with a 19-0 run to blow the door open in its 116-85 victory.

The U.S. nearly doubled Australia's scoring in the third quarter after Team USA found its touch from 3-point range and scored 14 unanswered points. After Deron Williams hit a buzzer-beater shot in the second quarter from beyond the arc, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony opened up the third with back-to-back three-pointers.

Bryant found his shot in the second half, allowing him to score a team-high 25 points throughout the Olympics. Bryant made 10 field goals on 16 attempts while shooting 4-for-7 from beyond the arc.

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