USA Basketball Men’s National Team Battles Brazil For 80-69 Win
With President Barack Obama among the sellout crowd of 20,390 fans at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday night, the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team (2-0) battled Brazil for nearly all 40 minutes before capturing an 80-69 win.
Thirty points from LeBron James (Miami Heat) led the USA, which was plagued by 38.5 percent shooting in the first half, including 1-of-12 from 3-point. Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) added 11 points, and Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) scored 10.
Also in attendance were the First Lady, daughter Sasha, Vice President Joe Biden and his granddaughter.