USA whips Nigeria in final exhibition 110-66

HOUSTON (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points and the U.S. Olympic basketball team wrapped up its unbeaten exhibition tour with a 110-66 victory over Nigeria on Monday night. DeMarcus Cousins finished with 10 points and five rebounds.

The Americans weren't quite as potent this time but were dominant defensively after pouring on the points in a record-setting romp over the Nigerians four years ago. They forced the African champions to miss their first 22 3-point shots and held them to 4 for 29 behind the arc.

Klay Thompson had 17 points and Kevin Durant added 14 for the U.S., which went 5-0 and wasn't tested during its easy pre-Olympic schedule. The U.S. men and women - who arrived in Houston earlier Monday and attended the game - are scheduled to fly Tuesday night to Rio de Janeiro, where both will be favored to repeat as Olympic basketball champions.



 
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