Team USA Defeats Australia

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In Olympic basketball, Team USA defeated Australia by a score of 98-88. This has been one of the closest games the United States has played. Their shooting was off, and at some points they were down by three or even five points.

The Australian team features some NBA basketball player such as Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, and  Matthew Dellavedova. One highlight of the game is that small forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks is now the all-time leading score of the United States men’s basketball team. He started the game out in third on the all-time scoring list and then passed David Robinson and LeBron James.

Team USA plays on Friday, August 12th at 6 PM ET against Serbia.  Australia plays on Friday, August 12th at 1:15 PM ET against China.

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