After a slow start, Team USA has opened up a double-digit advantage on France at halftime of the Olympic opener for both teams. Team USA led by just one point after the first quarter, but they played much better in the second quarter and now have a 52-36 lead.
Team USA began its run early in the quarter, scoring the first 11 points to take a 33-21 lead. Most of those points came with Tony Parker out of the game for France. Beyond that, Team USA started to catch fire from the perimeter, hitting 5-11 from three-point range in the quarter after not making one three in the first quarter.
Kevin Durant has 15 points to lead all scorers, while Kobe Bryant and Kevin Love have seven each. Florent Pietrus has eight to lead France, while Parker has six.
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