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Team USA dominates on way to record-setting game…and Anthony Davis provides us all with a laugh

(h/t @acrphoto)

Team USA cruised to an easy 156-73 win over Nigeria in their 3rd game of pool play in the Olympics. The United States eclipsed the scoring record for an Olympic game, which used to stand at 138. The record was sealed with 4:18 left to play in the game. The team also hit a record 29 three pointers. Nigeria, if you remember, was the team to eliminate John Calipari and the Dominican Republic from Olympic contention. The side was no match for Team USA, who broke 100 points with just under 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Carmelo Anthony stole the headlines as he broke the Olympic scoring record by a US player, recently held by Stephon Marbury. Melo finished with 37 points. Melo also obliterated the 3-point record, connecting on ten 3-pointers. The moment in the game which brought about the most smiles from Team USA though was a minor miscue by Anthony Davis. Near the end of the 1st half Davis was sent to check into the game. He began to peel off his warm-up when he realized that he forgot to put on his jersey underneath. What appeared to originally be a prank by the veterans to send Davis into the game without Coach K’s acknowledgement turned out to possibly be even more hilarious. Davis’ teammates got a kick out of the moment, laughing with him on the bench.

During the broadcast the commentators made mention multiple times that the veterans have really taken to Anthony Davis. He has been seen at the US women’s games with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Wherever they go, he’s right next to them.

On the court in the second half, Davis got the starting nod. Most of the starters spent the second half on the bench, giving players like Anthony Davis a nice run. Davis connected on his first field goal attempt of the game, slamming home one of his signature lobs. Davis finished the game with 9 points and 6 rebounds on 4/4 shooting (dunking) from the floor. 

Poor Nigeria. How are you sleeping tonight, Lithuania?

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

15 Comments for Team USA dominates on way to record-setting game…and Anthony Davis provides us all with a laugh

  1. SeoulCat
    6:59 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Never seen anything like this before in basketball. Amazing.

  2. UK Wildcat
    7:04 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    AD also hit a nice mid-range jumper.

  3. bigabes4uk
    7:09 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    That was a CLINIC. So fun to watch

  4. Antoine Walker
    7:13 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Why does Melo take so many 3s?

  5. BigJohnLex
    7:16 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah that mid range was very sweet. Cal,i bet showed him that.

    7:19 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder what Kobe said to AD in the picture above? Cause AD is cracking up!

  7. BigJohnLex
    7:25 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    It’s obvious Davis is the favorite player on the team great.

  8. checkyostats
    7:31 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Ally… He had 10 point on 4-4 from the field and two free throws… geez

  9. Kevin C.
    7:41 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    @ #6… Maybe something like “Don’t sweat it…I’m not wearing any underwear”. 😀

  10. melo
    7:48 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    4. Because they don’t have 4s.

  11. shields eyes
    8:50 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Well AD has had about the best year a basketball player can have. Now he gets to pal around with Kobe and Lebron. One word of advice AD, if Kobe brings a girl back to the hotel, you best clear out.

  12. Jason
    10:46 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Not all dunks Ally.

  13. Duke Sucks
    11:49 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    You should never see Davis and Chandler on the bench at the same time. This team needs one of them to protect the rim at all times. Looks like Coach K would be giving Davis a lot of PT in these blow outs.

  14. Will S
    12:49 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    13) What happened to the conspiracy that Coach K wouldn’t play AD because he hates UK and Cal? Did you change your mind?

    Coach K is above any type of stupid conspiracy, especially to UK. Why would he not like UK? He’s 7-1 against them. BBN is the 2nd most delusional fanbase, only to UNC, and its a close one.

    Coach K is a class act and would never let his dislike for another college team affect how he coaches his COUNTRY’S team.

  15. Coach K
    9:31 pm August 3, 2012 Permalink

    #14 Thanks Mom. Please don’t say anthing about Corey M.