Team USA dismantled Nigeria by 83 points, 156-73.
Many records fell in this game, in case you missed it:
Carmelo Anthony: new-single game record for men’s USA Olympic basketball: 37 points
Three-pointers made: 29. Previous record was 13. Yes, 13.
Total points: 156. Previous record was 138. Yes, 138.
The U.S. team had scored 100 points by the middle of the third quarter. It was that kind of night for the Americans.
Two Olympic marks and several U.S. records fell.
Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, dropping 10 of 12 3-pointers, and the Americans rewrote the Olympic record book with a scintillating shooting performance and 156-73 win Thursday night, an epic blowout that seemed to send a message to the rest of the men’s tournament field.
Anthony set the American Olympic mark for points in a game — in less than three quarters. The U.S. also set the Olympic record for points in a game and points in a half (78). The Americans bettered the U.S. records as well for 3-pointers (26), field goals (59) and field-goal percentage (71).
Incredibly, they eclipsed the 100-point mark with 5 minutes left in the third.