Sunday, August 7, 2016

USA smashes Olympic scoring record on first outing

Team USA's 121-56 rout of Senegal today broke the Olympic single-game scoring record.

Diana Taurasi tied her own three-point record.

Post-game quotes.

Photo gallery.

The "business end" of the team's trip to the Games has begun.

Team members have a bond and a mission.

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi defended the stomping, while others say such margins of victory aren't good for the game.

Other results today:

France edged Belarus on a buzzer-beater, 73-72.

Spain bested Serbia, 65-59.

Australia held off Turkey, 61-56.

Olympic player news:

Elena Delle Donne workouts are unlimited.

EDD's opening ceremonies photo gallery.

More Olympics news:

France and Turkey use hoops to heal their nations after terrorist attacks.

The Australian Opals are standing tall in the face of their home ground advantage.

This year's Olympics has the most openly LGBT athletes ever.

Tomorrow's schedule:

Spain vs. USA

Serbia vs. Canada

Japan vs. Brazil

Senegal vs. China

1 comment:

Scamp said...

This American feels rather ashamed of her country's basketball teams. Some of the men visit an on-shore brothel, then act innocent; some of the women lack humility in a rout of Senegal.
Thankfully, Buzzfeed retweeted Andrew Bogut, an Australian basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks, assembling his own shower curtain in the Olympic village. https://twitter.com/andrewbogut/status/760306520039026688