Team USA Vs. France Score Update: Americans Continue To Increase Lead

Team USA continues to pour it on against France in its 2012 Olympics basketball opener, taking a 78-51 lead after three quarters. Team USA removed all doubt early in the third quarter, taking a 21-point lead within a couple minutes and keeping the margin near that level throughout the period.

After a relatively quiet first half, LeBron James dominated in that third quarter. He only has nine points in the game, but he has been outstanding as a facilitator, whipping several beautiful passes to teammates. He also had this alley-oop finish that wowed the crowd.

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Team USA also closed the quarter on a 10-0 run, turning a 17-point margin into a 27-point margin thanks mostly to its bench. Kevin Durant has 18 to lead Team USA, while Kobe Bryant has 10 points. Tony Parker leads France with 10 points.

For complete coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, visit SB Nation's Summer Olympics hub.

For quarterly updates, GIFs and a full recap after it's done, follow our Team USA-France StoryStream.

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