Team USA Vs. Spain Basketball: Americans Defeat Spaniards On Their Home Turf

In Barcelona on Tuesday, Team USA faced off against the Spanish National Team that gave them a scare in the gold medal game of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. But the game wouldn't be as close as the Americans defeated the Spaniards, 100-78.

Carmelo Anthony led the way with 27 points off the bench, including 23 first half points to help secure the victory. LeBron James pumped in 25 points and Kevin Durant helped break the game open by scoring 10 of his 13 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter.

For Spain, they were led by Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol who scored 19 points, and Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka -- who became a Spanish national last year -- who contributed 16 points in the loss.

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