Russell Westbrook showed of his second unit skills on THursday as the United States routed Great Britain 118-78. (Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE)

2012 Olympics: Team USA Destroys Great Britain 118-78












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As we near closer and closer to the 2012 London Olympics, Team USA is beginning to fine tune things and look sharper than ever. Nothing displayed that more then their dismantling of Great Britain Thursday afternoon (or evening if you were in Manchester) 118-78.

It was fun for everyone involved except for the players on Great Britain who were trailing by 40 with 4 minutes left to go in the match.

Russell Westbrook showed off his alley pop skills and the second unit for the United States flexed its muscles with a stunning showing against Britain. It wasn’t a come from behind win like the match against Brazil, that’s for sure.

Anthony Davis got some minutes late in the game and quickly got nine points. Deron Williams go the start and made the most of it scoring 19 points and Carmelo Anthony joined him scoring 19 points of his own.

It was also nice to see Kevin Love start to get in the grove of things. He had been used sparingly up until this point but started to break out of his shell. He did manage to pick up some quick personal fouls which will hamper his minutes if it continues, but the American’s need Love’s game down low if they want to avoid an upset one the Games officially begin.

But the United States is starting to wash that bitter taste that have after the Brazil game out of their mouths sand came out with authority against the Brits. Next up for the Americans is Argentina on Sunday followed by a match against Spain on the 24th of July. Both games will be much tougher match ups for Team USA, but don’t expect either Argentina or Spain to bring their best stuff to the training match.

Team USA kicks off their Olympic schedule on July 29th against France.

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