LeBron's Triple Double Helps USA Beat Australia
United States was far from their dominant, but they outscored Australia by a 36-15 margin in the fourth quarter on their way to a 119-86 victory and a spot in the Olympic semifinals.
LeBron James had the first triple double in Team USA history, finishing with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Kobe Bryant scored 20 points in the second half after a frustrating start to the game. Kevin Love added 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Deron Williams and Carmelo Anthony scored 18 and 17 points apiece.
Patty Mills scored 26 points to go with six rebounds to lead Australia. Joe Ingles had an impressive 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists.