Just three days after the Team USA men's basketball team set the Olympic record for most points scored in a game, the women's team matched the total points record by blowing out China 114-66 on Sunday afternoon. China came out and challenged the Americans in the first quarter, but the heavy favorites then turned up the pressure on defense to outscore the Chinese 83-38 over the final three quarters.
Diana Taurasi led Team USA with 22 points, hitting four of five from behind the arc to lead the offensive explosion over the last thirty minutes. Her fellow UConn alums Maya Moore and Tina Charles chipped in 12 points apiece. Team USA really moved the ball and pushed it up and down the floor to break their own record with 30 team assists. The ball movement led to three straight 30-point quarters before Geno Auriemma took his foot off the gas over the final ten minutes.
The 48-point victory improved Team USA's record to 5-0 in London. They have not lost a game since 1992 semis in Barcelona. Next up for the women's basketball team is Canada, who they will face in the quarterfinals crossover round on Tuesday.
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