Former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points on 13 of 16 shooting, going 10 of 12 from the three point line to lead team USA over Nigeria 156-73 in the Olympics Thursday. Team USA set a new record for points in a single game in the victory. Anthony also broke Stephon Marbury’s scoring record of 31.
The record was set with 4:37 still left to play, and set American records for three pointers, field goals, and field goals percentage. The previous record was 138 points set by Brazil
“It was just one of them nights where as a unit we had it going,” Anthony said. “It could have been anybody out on the court playing against us.”
Russell Westbrook scored 21 points. Kevin Love went for 15, and Kevin Durant with 14 for the Americans in the 83 point victory. Team USA next plays Saturday against Lithuania.