Olympics basketball: US men's team blows by Nigeria, 156-73

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, shattering the Olympic record for points in a game.

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    USA's Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket past Nigeria's Derrick Obasohan during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday night, in London. Anthony scored 37 points in USA's 156-73 win.
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The US men's Olympic basketball team stayed undefeated in record-setting fashion, getting 37 points from Carmelo Anthony and breaking the Olympic mark for points in a game in a 156-73 rout of Nigeria on Thursday night.

Anthony was 10 of 12 on 3-pointers in surpassing the 31 points scored by Stephon Marbury in 2004. The Americans finished 29 of 46 behind the arc, easily surpassing the 13 3-pointers they made in the 2008 gold-medal game.

Russell Westbrook added 21 points in an awesome performance that saw the Americans make 11 3-pointers in the first quarter, and they were only getting started.

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Ike Diogu had 27 points for Nigeria. The Nigerians had said they weren't intimidated by the Americans, who seem to be sending a message to the rest of the teams in the tournament that they are as good as advertised.

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