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US Olympic men's basketball team tops Nigeria in last tuneup

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points and the U.S. Olympic basketball team wrapped up its unbeaten exhibition tour with a 110-66 victory over Nigeria on Monday night.
   
The Americans weren't quite as potent this time but were dominant defensively after pouring on the points in a record-setting romp over the Nigerians four years ago. They forced the African champions to miss their first 22 3-point shots and held them to 4 for 29 behind the arc.
   
Klay Thompson had 17 points and Kevin Durant added 14 for the U.S., which went 5-0 and wasn't tested during its easy pre-Olympic schedule. The U.S. men and women -- who arrived in Houston earlier Monday and attended the game -- are scheduled to fly Tuesday night to Rio de Janeiro, where both will be favored to repeat as Olympic basketball champions.

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