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USA Basketball vs. Spain 2016 Rio Olympics final score: Brittney Griner dominates again in 103-63 win

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Another game, another blowout for the Americans.

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It was closer than Team USA’s first game, but the Americans had no trouble taking down FIBA's No. 3-ranked Spain 103-63 in another matchup decided by halftime. It’s pretty clear by now that Team USA has far and away the pool’s most talented team.

Brittney Griner continued to make her presence known on both ends of the floor as she tallied eight points and three rebounds in seven first-quarter minutes to start the game off. She’s unquestionably been the team's best player and finished with 10 points.

Her post moves are leagues above her competition, and she’s been able to shoot widely uncontested short jumpers from a few feet out. Most importantly, she stayed out of foul trouble again, keeping her arms high and straight with her feet planted because she really doesn’t have to jump much. She added two steals and a block

Sylvia Fowles, Griner’s teammate down low, was also extremely effective scoring. Fowles added six points on 3-of-4 shooting, benefiting on paint space made available by the deep-range capability of Elena Delle Donne. She helped stretch the floor and hit one from three-point range.

Diana Taurasi also remained hot from deep, connecting on two in the first half just one day after tying her U.S. Olympic record of five. She finished with 13 points.

The Americans took a 54-37 lead into the half, moving the ball to assist on 12 of 21 buckets.

The second half played out much the same way with the American bigs finding easy opportunities in the paint. Fowles continued to pack the paint, finishing with 12 points, and Tina Charles caught a spark as well after playing just five minutes in the first half. She finished with eight points and six rebounds.

America outscored Spain 29-12 in the final quarter to put a cap on the 40-point blowout. Team USA will look to continue annihilating the field as they take on Serbia on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Ball movement has been impressive given the talent

Team USA probably has the most talent its ever had, and they only have one true point guard in Sue Bird. You’d expect there to be a struggle to share the ball as 12 superstars join forces, but there’s been no such issue for the Americans.

The ball never really slows around the perimeter, save for a few post entries Griner may take her time with. Bird has served her role as the team’s main distributor well, already racking up 13 assists in two games.

On 87 made field goals, the Americans have 59 assists.

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi haven’t turned the ball over yet

In 81 minutes through two games, USA’s starting guards have been really careful with the ball. And I mean really. Neither has turned the ball over and they have a combined 18 assists.

Working with the most talented forward in the league, the two haven’t forced the issue, instead letting ball move fluently on offense. Bird has found cutters off steals and fast breaks and Taurasi, who ranks fourth in the WNBA in turnovers, has been able to surrender some of her ball-handling duties and play to her strengths shooting from three-point range.

Maya Moore hasn’t even played well yet

Team USA has won two games by 105 points and things haven’t been close at any point. Brittney Griner has been spectacular, Elena Delle Donne has been impressive in her debut and Diana Taurasi is scoring with ease.

But Maya Moore, who many consider to be the best player on the planet, hasn’t found her rhythm yet — meaning this team could get better. She’s just scored 17 points in Rio and has played fine, but hasn’t been a major factor for the Americans yet. She ran fewer than 13 minutes in the team’s win over Senegal.

She’s been involved in other ways with eight rebounds and six assists, but she’ll need find her jump shot if one her teammates’ play starts to falter.

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