Lebron James of the U.S. hangs on the rim as France's Ali Traore (L) and Florent Pietrus (R) look on during their men's Group A basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena July 29, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Sergio Perez)
**Update** 11:02 a.m. EDT - USA leads France 78-51 by the end of 3rd quarter.
The 2012 USA men's national basketball team, 'Dream Team', faces a NBA-packed French team in its debut game at the 2012 London Olympics.
Tip-off began at 9:30 a.m. EST and the USA was leading 52-36 by half time.
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For USA, Kevin Durant lead the pack with 15 points while Tony Parker scored a total of 6 points for his team.
The 1st quarter was evenly fought by both teams and ended with USA leading by 1 point. By the 2nd quarter however, it seemed that USA stepped up its game by playing more aggressively and better asserting its field goal attempts. USA outscored France 30-15 in the 2nd quarter.
A second notable player for USA is Tyson Chandler who totaled 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 8 points by the half.
France's starting five is being clearly held by a strong USA defense that has force 12 French turnovers compared to USA's 6.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
USA vs. France - 9:30 a.m. EDT
NBC Sports Network, NBC Basketball Channel
Carmelo Anthony - New York Knicks
Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers
Tyson Chandler - New York Knicks
Anthony Davis - New Orleans Hornets
Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder
James Harden - Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Iguodala - Philadelphia 76ers
LeBron James - Miami Heat
Kevin Love - Minnesota Timberwolves
Chris Paul - Los Angeles Clippers
Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City Thunder
Deron Williams - Brooklyn Nets
Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs
Nando De Colo - San Antonio Spurs
Yannick Bokolo - Gravelines Dunkerque
Fabien Causeur - Saski Baskonia
Nicolas Batum - Portland Trail Blazers
Mickael Gelabale - Khimki Moscow
Boris Diaw - San Antonio Spurs
Yakhouba Diawara - Cimbero Varese
Florent Pietrus - Valencia Basket
Kevin Seraphin - Washington Wizards
Ali Traore - Lokomotiv Kuban
Ronny Turiaf - Miami Heat