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USA Vs. Nigeria, 2012 Olympics: Final Score, Men's Basketball Wins In 156-73 Slaughter

Well, hopefully the Aminu brothers' didn't have their careers destroyed by this game. Team USA laid a 156-73 beatdown in Nigeria in the men's basketball tournament, recording their widest ever margin of victory. Carmelo Anthony was the United States' top performer, scoring 37 points on on 13-16 shooting, including 10 made three-pointers. He played just 15 of the game's 40 minutes.

Miami Heat and Team USA star LeBron James let his teammates take the spotlight in this game, scoring just six points on 3-4 shooting. Russell Westbrook was the team's second leading scorer with 21 points on 7-8 shooting. As a team, the United States shot 71 percent from the floor and an absolutely unfathomable 29-46 from behind the arc. Their best quarter was the first, in which they scored 49 points.

Ike Diogu was very impressive offensively for Nigeria with 27 points, but he didn't get much help, and no one on Nigeria managed to play any defense. The game was such a blowout that NBA rookie Anthony Davis, branded the Christian Laettner of this year's team, got 15 minutes of game time and scored nine points.

For more on local Olympians, check out SB Nation Tampa Bay's 2012 Olympics StoryStream. For more from around the games, head over to SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub Page.

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