USA Basketball Vs. Brazil: Americans Storm Back To Win

Team USA beat Brazil, 80-69, but not before trailing at the end of the first quarter and needing a furious comeback to regain control.

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USA Basketball Vs. Brazil Final Score: LeBron James Leads Team USA To 80-69 Win

USA Basketball opened its final domestic exhibition before the 2012 London Olympics about as slowly as a team with LeBron James on it can open anything. And then Team USA found its speed and cruised past Brazil for an 80-69 victory.

James led all scorers with 30 points, and dominated Brazil's undersized forwards and too-slow bigs with his combination of size and speed. He was also the tip of the spear in the U.S.'s fearsome transition attack, which seems likely to be the most unstoppable aspect of a team that is the gold-medal favorite in London.

And, in other news, Barack Obama did finally kiss Michelle, so true love and romance are still alive or something.

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