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.
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.
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