USA Basketball Vs. Brazil, Halftime Score: U.S. Roars Back With 20-5 Second Quarter

It seemed at first like Team USA might have some trouble with Brazil in its last exhibition on this side of the Atlantic Ocean before the 2012 London Olympics. A throttling in the second quarter has the Americans back in control and up 37-32 at halftime, however.

USA Basketball ripped off a 16-2 run that wrested the lead back from Brazil in the second quarter, and fueled it with suffocating defense that led to multiple steals and easy lay-ups off of them. Team USA outscored Brazil 20-5 in the quarter, turning a double-digit lead for Brazil into a deficit in short order.

LeBron James leads all scorers in the game with 13 points, and threw down a couple of thunderous dunks in the period.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were featured on the Verizon Center's "Kiss Cam" early in the second quarter. They did not kiss.

Follow all of SB Nation's Olympic coverage at our London 2012 Olympics hub page. For more on Team USA as it gears up for the London Olympics, be sure to stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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