Americans thump Australia

United StatesUnited States national team continued their march towards Olympic gold with a big win against Australia. Although Aussies managed to keep the game close in the first quarter and wasted many chances to take the lead.

Just as it happened in many other games, USA turned the upper gear in from the second quarter leaing no chance for their opponents to catch them later in the game.

The biggest advantage that Americans had was rebounds. They outrebounded Australia 57 to 28.

Australia's main star Andrew Bogut from Milwaukee Bucks had only 4 points during 11 minutes on the court beforing getting injured. 19-year-old Patrick Mills continues showing great promise as he was the top scorer for Australia with 20 points.

Meanwhile Kobe Bryant led USA with 25 points and only one assist.

USA 116:85 (25:24, 30:19, 34:18, 27:24) Australia.

USA: Kobe Bryant 25, LeBron James 16, Carmelo Anthony 15, Chris Bosh 10, Deron Williams 10, Tayshaun Prince 9, Dwight Howard 8, Dwyane Wade 8, Michael Redd 5, Carlos Boozer 4, Jason Kidd 4, Chris Paul 2.
Australia: Patrick Mills 20, Glen Saville 13, Joe Ingles 11, Brad Newley 10, Matt Nielsen 7, Chris Anstey 7, David Barlow 5, Andrew Bogut 4, Shawn Redhage 2, CJ Brutton 2, Mark Worthington 2, David Andersen 2.