Olympic Thoughts – Day 6

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Here are my thoughts on some of the events I was able to see on day 6 of the Olympic Games.

 

The U.S. Men’s basketball team put on the most dominating performance in Olympic history with a crushing 156-73 defeat of Nigeria.  The 156 points ranked as the most in Olympic history.  The 83 point margin of victory ranked as second most in Olympic history.  The 29 made three pointers ranked as most in Olympic history.  Team USA shot 71.1% from the field and 63% from downtown.  Team USA had a 78-45 lead at the half.  In other words, they did not need to score in the second half to win.  Carmelo Anthony led the way for the U.S. with 37 points.  He was 10-12 from three point range.  Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, and Kevin Love all scored in double figures.  To call this win a blowout is a huge understatement.

 

In boxing, Great Britain’s Anthony Ogogo defeated Ukraine’s Ievgen Khytrov by judge’s decision after tying at 18 points apiece.  Ogogo is another British fighter who looks like he has the skills to transfer from a successful amateur career to a professional career.  He is a definite threat to bring home the gold medal.  Ogogo has fast hands and good technique.

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