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London Olympics 2012: USA Men's Basketball Holds Comfortable Third Quarter Lead

The USA Men's Basketball team used a late second quarter push to head to halftime with a 16-point lead, and they've continued that solid play in the third quarter. At the moment, the Americans lead, 78-51, at the end of the third quarter.

It's been a balanced effort thus far, as Kevin Durant leads all scorers with 18 points and seven boards. Kobe Bryant, despite his three fouls, has 10 points, while Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony both have nine. Lebron is well on his way to a vintage triple-double--he has eight of Team USA's 16 assists to go along with five rebounds.

Foul trouble may yet be a problem for the Americans, but they've sat back more defensively and been less active with their hands in the third quarter in an effort to keep players on the floor.

The big differences for Team USA have been France's cold three-point shooting (1-14) and their dominance over the French in rebounding (35-25) and turnovers (13 by France).

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