Team USA men's basketball defeated Great Britain, 118-78, in Manchester, England on Thursday in a tune-up game before the 2012 London Olympics.
The U.S. improved to 3-0 in their pre-Olympic exhibition games by dominating Great Britain in the painted area. By the end of the game, Team USA had outscored Team GB, 64-18, in the paint. The U.S. was greatly aided by 28 turnovers from their opponent. Team USA had only nine turnovers for the game and 34 fast break points. While the game was comfortably in hand for the U.S. by halftime, a 34-18 third quarter put the contest completely out of reach for Great Britain.
Team USA was led by 19 points from Nets point guard Deron Williams and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. The U.S. had four other players reach double figures in scoring including Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook who missed a double-double by one assist (15 points, 9 assists). Great Britain and Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was 3/5 from behind the arc and led all scorers with 25 points.
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