Yep, the U.S. men's basketball team started rather slowly against Tunisia on Tuesday. They led by just six points at the end of the first quarter. They led by, yes, six points against a team they were pegged to beat by 55.
But eventually, they got going in spite of the sluggish start, coasting rather comfortably to a 110-63 win over the 2011 FIBA African champions, who were playing in their first Olympic Games.
The Americans, who shot more than 60 percent from the field, were led by Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love, who each finished with 16 points. Anthony was actually perfect from the field, going 6 for 6, including 2 for 2 from 3-point range. Kevin Durant also had 13.
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