U.S. men break records in 156-73 win over Nigeria

The United States men's Olympic basketball team destroyed Nigeria, 156-73 to improve to 3-0 in London. The previous record for points in a game was 138. The previous high for a U.S. team was 127 by the 1992 Dream Team. The American's hit a record 29 three-pointers and Carmelo Anthony set a U.S. record with 37 points.
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