U.S. Mens B-Ball Beats France

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United States' Kevin Durant (5), Chris Paul (13) and Kobe Bryant (10) react during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. The U.S. men beat France 98-71.

In the first day of the men's basketball tournament, Team USA beat France with a final score of 98-71. With Michelle Obama looking on, Kevin Durrant led the game with 22 points and 8 assists to mark his Olympic entrance. "We know everybody else expects us to win by 40 points," said Carmelo Anthony. "For us, a win's a win. We expect every game to be like this one."