Carmelo Anthony with USA Basketball OLYMPIC RECORD with 37 Points in 14 Minutes.
Olympic scoring records broken across the board as USA defeats Nigeria 156-73. Carmelo Anthony scored 37, surpassing the US record of 31 by Stephon Marbury, on 10/12 from three point land, also a US record, in just 14 minutes. The US shot 29/46 from 3 (a record) & 30/37 from inside the arc on 41 assists (tying the Olympic record). The 156 US points surpassed the Olympic record of 138 by Brazil and the 83 point differential is a US Olympic record.
USA 156-73 Nigeria Boxscore
Total U.S. Olympic Records in This Game
- In the highest scoring basketball game in Olympic history, the USA men knocked off Nigeria 156-73.
- 156 points USA highest winning scoring.
- 83 point differential is a US Olympic record.
- The sensational win featured 37 points from Carmelo Anthony for a U.S. Olympic individual scoring high.
- The US Basketball Team Highest shot 29/46 from 3-Points
- 30/37 from inside the arc on 41 assists (tying the Olympic record).
- USA Basketball FG percentage: 71.1