U.S. knocks off Spain in exhibition

Updated: July 25, 2012, 2:24 AM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the U.S. Olympic basketball team was bringing its best Tuesday.

Being back on the Dream Team's turf required it.

Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to score 23 of his 27 points in the first half, and the Americans beat Spain 100-78 in a rematch of the gold-medal game -- and possible preview of the next one.

LeBron James added 25 and Kevin Durant had 13, including 10 in the first 3½ minutes of the third quarter ...

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