michael-garcia - August 2, 2012
Rough night for the Americans. No, not the basketball team, the Americans who bet on Olympic basketball. The USA was a 54-point favorite going into yesterday's game with Tunisia, but was only able to squeak by with a 47-point win. Sorry, degenerates, but you should have known it wasn't a good value bet.
The game was actually somewhat close for a while, with Tunisia even holding a 15-13 lead at one point. Team USA got up by 13 at half before turning it on big time over the final 20 minutes. The second unit started the second half, but apparently that was the plan all along, according to comments by USA coach Mike Krzyzewski after the game.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love led the way with 16 points each. The U.S. squad takes on Nigeria on Thursday.