DeRozan's USA And Lewis' Venezuela Teams Earn Olympic Victories Today|
Aug. 10, 2016
USA improved to 3-0 and Venezuela to 1-2 after their Group A victories at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today (Aug. 10). USA defeated Australia 98-88 and Venezuela held off China 72-68 to close out third-round action.
DeMar DeRozan (USC 2009) had a steal and did not attempt a shot in limited action during Team USA’s first close game of the competition. USA trailed 54-49 at halftime which was its first deficit at the break in Olympic competition since 2004 vs. Argentina. Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points and Kyrie Irving had 19 points led Team USA’s comeback. USA will next face Serbia on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m.
Dwight Lewis (USC 2007-10) had one rebound in nine minutes of action as Venezuela picked up its first win at the 2016 Olympics by holding off China in a game which produced 16 turnovers by each team. Venezuela led 25-13 after the first quarter, but China cut the deficit to 38-35 at halftime and the game remained close the rest of the way. Venezuela’s next Group A game will be against France on Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
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