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Records in hand, US men's team ready for Lithuania
Numbers Game: US men's Olympic basketball team awaits Lithuania after setting Olympic records
By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) After breaking records and delivering the most lopsided win in Olympic history, the U.S. men's basketball team took a break.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski canceled practice Friday, one day after the Americans devastated Nigeria 156-73, setting the Olympic mark for points in a game while making 29 3-pointers another record.

The U.S. (3-0) clicked from the start in its jaw-dropping performance and will next play Lithuania (1-2) on Saturday.



Krzyzewski defended the way he substituted in the second half, resting his starters and doing all he could not to run up the score and embarrass Nigeria. However, the U.S. players barely missed and delivered a sublime performance that even outdid anything the great Dream Team accomplished in 1992.


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