London, England – Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love scored 16 points apiece to lead the American men to a 110-63 victory over Tunisia in the Olympic basketball tournament on Tuesday.
Kevin Durant recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Team USA (2-0), while Russell Westbrook and James Harden totaled 11 and 10 points, respectively.
"We started slow in the first half, but we figured it out," Anthony said.
Makram Ben Romdhane paced Tunisia (0-2) with a game-high 22 points.
Playing in its maiden Games, Tunisia grabbed its first-ever lead in Olympic competition when Amine Rzig drained a three-pointer after Kobe Bryant had opened the scoring with a shot from inside the paint.
Mourad El Mabrouk made two free throws to put Tunisia up 15-12 with 2:39 remaining in the first quarter, but the Americans countered with a 14-0 run that stretched into the second quarter. A Westbrook bucket capped the surge for a 26-15 lead.
Tunisia continue to show spirit, closing to within 35-30, but the talent disparity between the two clubs became evident when the Americans opened the second half on a 10-0 run to go up 56-33 on a Love free throw.
Team USA led 85-47 heading into the fourth quarter.
"In the second half our defense picked it up and did not give the open looks and created turnovers which produced offense," said Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski.