In Game 2 for Team USA basketball, the United States relied on their reserves and blew out African nation Tunisia for a huge 110-63 win to move their record to 2-0 in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Team USA went into the half with a nice, but fairly close, 13-point lead. Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski pulled his starters at the start of the second half, keeping LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant on the bench. With a lineup that included Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, and Andre Iguodala, Team USA blew the game wide open and led by 31 before a starter got back into the game.
The contest had one very scary moment when Kevin Love went in for a layup and suffered a knee injury, replaced by college sensation Anthony Davis, but he returned much to the relief of Team USA's fans.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love led Team USA basketball with 16 points each, while Game 1 leading scorer Kevin Durant finished with 13. Anthony Davis scored 12. Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook led the offensive through most of the second half, scoring 11 points with three rebounds and three assists.
Team USA had played some of the best competition in the 2012 Summer Olympics, with wins over Argentina and Spain in exhibition games, and then knocking off Tony Parker and France in their first games of Olympic competition.
Tunisia, who is making their first appearance in Olympic play, has no NBA superstars but came out fighting. Makram Ben Romdhane scored 22 for Tunisia, while the team drops to 0-2.
Team USA next plays Nigeria on Thursday, August 2.
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