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London Olympics 2012: USA Men's Basketball Cruising In Fourth Quarter

Team USA quickly erased any worries that might have popped up after a sloppy first quarter against the French that saw the Americans holding only a 22-21 lead. The USA pushed that lead to 16 at halftime and to 27 at the end of the third quarter with better team offense and by pushing the pace to their tempo.

With less than four minutes remaining in this Group A contest, Team USA holds an 89-64 lead.

Kevin Durant leads all scorers with 22 points, and he's helped out on the interior with nine boards. Kevin Love has been a pleasant surprise with 14 points, while Kobe Bryant has 10 and Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony both have nine.

Team USA's rebounding effort is promising going forward, with no players in double figures but with three players with nine. They've out-rebounded France by 16 (44-28) overall.

Foul trouble was a bit of a concern at halftime, as Anthony and Russell Westbrook had three and four players had two fouls, but the USA has been more conservative defensively in the second half in an effort to avoid fouls.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.