Team USA Vs. Lithuania Score Update: Game Remains Close After 3 Quarters

One would have expected Team USA to storm out of the locker room and take control of its preliminary-round game in the Olympics against Lithuania after a closer-than-expected first half. Well, so much for that. Instead, it was Lithuania that kept the pressure on, and it only trails, 78-72, after three quarters in London.

Team USA led by four points at halftime, but Lithuania scored the first five points of the half to take a one-point lead. Team USA rallied to regain the lead, stepping up its defensive pressure, but poor shooting has kept this game close. Team USA has missed 12 of its 31 free throws and has made just two of its last 17 three-point attempts.

Linas Kleiza continues to lead Lithuania with 16 points, but has been quiet since the first quarter. Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and LeBron James have all scored in double figures for Team USA.

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