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Chart: Five greatest individual efforts for Team USA men's basketball

  • August 13, 2012 - 12:12 AM

IT'S A TEAM GAME, BUT FIVE INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS STAND OUT

[5] LEBRON JAMES PICKS UP SLACK vs. Lithuania

James scored nine points in the final 3:58 to lead Team USA past pesky Lithuania 99-94.

[4] KEVIN DURANT SCORES AN EFFICIENT 28 vs. Argentina

Durant was 8-for-10 from behind the three-point line and took only 12 shots and four free throws to score his 28 points.

[3] KOBE BRYANT'S 20 IN SECOND HALF vs. Australia

Bryant torched the Australians for 20 second-half points in a 119-86 victory.

[2] LEBRON JAMES' TRIPLE-DOUBLE vs. Australia

James recorded the first triple-double in Team USA's storied history in the Olympics. James' final line was 11 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

[1] CARMELO ANTHONY DROPS IN 37 POINTS vs. Nigeria

Despite playing only 14 1/2 minutes, Anthony scored by far the most points by a single player in Team USA history in the Olympics. He shot 10-for-12 from behind the three-point line in helping lead the United States to an 83-point victory over the Nigerians.

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