Team USA got off to a dominate start to the London Olympics as expected on Sunday, as they defeated France, 98-71.
Kevin Durant was the high-point man for the Americans with 22 points and nine rebounds. Kevin Love added 14 points, while Kobe Bryant put in 10. LeBron James had nine points, eight assists and five rebounds. Carmelo Anthony scored nine points and grabbed nine boards while Tyson Chandler contributed eight points and nine rebounds.
Team USA led by only one point after the first quarter, but in the second they took charge and outscored France, 30-15. The Americans did much of the same in the third quarter as well, before being neutralized in the fourth. But at that point, Team USA was already in control.
Ali Traore scored 12 points to lead France while Tony Parker added 10.