The U.S. basketball team are the favorites to win the Olympic gold. (Photo : REUTERS/Steve Marcus)
The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team has ended the first half against Lithuania up by four points, 55-51. So far, it seems like they are going strong, but their three-point shooting is hurting them again.
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Carmelo Anthony leads all U.S. players with 14 points in the first half. Kevin Durant is next with nine points, and Lebron James has six. Chris Paul ended the first half with three assists, and Kevin Love has 5 rebounds.
The United States is shooting an excellent 61 percent from the field, but only 32 percent from beyond the arc on 6-19 shooting. Lithuania has the edge in free throws, shooting 70 percent to the United States' 56 percent.
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The United States has steamrolled the competition so far in the competition despite what many consider some signs of laziness on defense as well as poor long-range shooting. They opened with a 98-71 victory over France, defeated Tunisia 110-63, then showed their true prowess against Nigeria. In a lopsided, 156-73 victory, the United States set an Olympic record with n 83-point victory.
After playing Lithuania, the U.S. men's basketball team will face their toughest opponent in the group stage, Argentina, on August 6 at 5:15 p.m. EDT.