US trounce Lithuania 111-88 in basketball warm-up

August 15th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: US trounce Lithuania 111-88 in basketball warm-up
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points Sunday to help the United States clinch a 111-88 win over Lithuania in a warm-up for the world championships here.
Anthony hyperextended his knee and left in the second quarter of a 90-86 win over Brazil last week,
Anthony set the tone early with a slam dunk in the opening minutes that drew a huge ovation from the crowd, and LeBron James closed out the first half with a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give the U.S. a 56-32 lead at the break.
Dwayne Wade added 14 points as the United States improved to 4-0 in exhibition games leading up to the 2006 FIBA World Championships.
Using a sensational effort on offense and defense, the Americans overwhelmed the Lithuanians and took a 28-point lead after the third quarter.
Early in the final quarter, James brought the crowd to its feet with a one-handed dunk that made it 87-55. The Cleveland Cavaliers star gave the Americans a whopping 108-78 advantage with another massive jam with two minutes left.
After one more exhibition game against South Korea on Tuesday, the U.S. will head to Sapporo, Japan, for its opening game of the championships on Aug. 19 against Puerto Rico.
Source: Xinhua