USA Basketball made sure it wouldnt happen again in the Olympics, playing markedly improved defense en route to a 92-69 victory. The U.S. held Greece to 41 percent shooting, including 4-for-18 from three-point range.
Hornets point guard Chris Paul played the second-most minutes of any USA player, behind only LeBron James. Over his 26 minutes of action, the 6-footer tallied four points, two boards, three assists and two steals.
The U.S. improved to 3-0 in Group B pool play. Its next game is Saturday (9:15 a.m. Central) against Spain, which is also 3-0 so far.