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2012 London Olympics: USA Men's Basketball Rolls Over France By 27

The USA men's basketball team opened up their slate with a predictable win over France on Sunday, as forward Kevin Love chipped in 14 points to lead the Americans to a convincing 98-71 victory.

Love saw just 14 minutes of action on the floor but managed to post the second-highest scoring total on his team after Kevin Durant's 22 points. Although the United States shot worse than their opponents from the field (49 percent to 55 percent), Team USA's athleticism on the offensive glass came through in spades as they doubled Frances' offensive rebounding output.

Although it took until the second half for Team USA to break the game open, it employed a balanced attack of all 12 players to stifle a French team that included former Minnesota Timberwolves target Nicolas Batum and NBA champion Tony Parker. The United States will now get set to face Tunisia on Tuesday in a game that may just well be over by halftime.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.