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U.S. men's hoops trounces Britain

Updated: July 20, 2012, 10:27 AM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Deron Williams was in, Carmelo Anthony out, and both were better for it.

Of course, it wouldn't have mattered what lineup the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team used against an inexperienced and overmatched opponent.

Williams and Anthony responded to a lineup change with 19 points apiece, and the Americans beat Britain 118-78 on Thursday in an exhibition game.

LeBron James added 16 points and Russell Westbrook had 15 for the Americans, who built a 40-point ...

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