clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Team USA Basketball 2012: Carmelo Anthony Helps Americans Defeat Spain, 100-78

Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to score 27 points, 23 of which came in the first half, to help Team USA move to 5-0 in pre-Olympic friendlies on Tuesday in Barcelona by a final score of 100-78.

LeBron James pumped in 25 points for the Americans and Kevin Durant helped break the game open in the second half as he scored 10 of his 13 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter.

The game was a far cry from the 2008 thriller between these two teams during the gold medal game in Beijing where Spain gave the U.S. a scare.

Pau Gasol scored 19 points for the Spaniards and Serge Ibaka, who just became a Spanish national a year ago, scored 16 points in a losing effort.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.