Men’s Basketball

U.S. Team Smashes Olympic Records

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USA's Anthony Davis (14) scores against Nigeria during a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Michael Phelps isn’t the only one breaking records over there. The U.S. men’s basketball team had a massive win over Nigeria on Thursday with a record-breaking final score of 156-73. With that score, the U.S. set the new Olympic record for points in a game, set an Olympic record with 78 points during one half, and bested several U.S. records as well. The team had passed 100 points with 5 minutes still left in the third quarter. Carmelo Anthony alone scored 37 points  – the new American Olympic mark for points in a game.