The United States took a 56-42 at halftime over the Australians in the beginning of the medaling tournament portion of Men's basketball. While America had a 14 point lead in the game at halftime, Australia was still hanging tough with the gold medal favorite.
The U.S. was able to power ahead though to a very comfortable 119-86 win on the back of 20 points from Kobe Bryant. Deron Williams led the American team in scoring in the first half, finishing up with 18 points. LeBron James, who was close to a double-double at halftime finished up the night with a triple-double, picking up 11 points, 12 assists, and 14 rebounds.
The United States is now just two wins away from another gold medal in men's basketball.
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