A: The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team broke numerous records during the 2012 Summer Olympics. On Thursday, August 2 they beat Nigeria 156-73. They had an Olympic-record 78 points in the first half and Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, including 10 of 12 3-pointers, to break the U.S. single-game scoring record in less than three quarters. They broke the Olympic record for most points in a game with 4:37 still to play, and set U.S. records for 3-pointers (26), field goals (59) and field-goal percentage (71).
Against Australia on August 8, LeBron James totaled the first triple-double by an American in Olympic history with his 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in this eventual 119-86 runaway against the Aussies. Today the U.S. won its second straight Olympic title with a 107-100 victory over Spain on the final day of the London Games. James had 19 points on a day he joined Michael Jordan as the only players to win the NBA title, regular-season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and Olympic gold in the same year.