Team USA Men's Basketball Vs. Lithuania: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule

Team USA Men's Basketball will look to move to 4-0 in Group A play when they take on Lithuania in the 2012 London Olympics at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on NBC Sports Network. The U.S. enters the game as a 34.5-point favorite against Lithuania. The U.S. is ranked No. 1 by FIBA, while Lithuania is No. 5.

The U.S. is 3-0 in Group A and enters the game off of a record-breaking 156-73 win over Nigeria. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led the USA in the win with a U.S. record 37 points on 13-of-16 shooting, including 10 made three-pointers. Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams had a double-double (13 points, 10 assists) and Knicks center Tyson Chandler had two points and five rebounds. The U.S. has also defeated Tunisia (110-63) and France (98-71).

Lithuania is 1-2 in the competition and sits in fourth place in Group A with four points. In the 2012 Olympics, Lithuania has defeated Nigeria (72-53) and lost to Argentina, 102-79, and France, 82-74. A poor third quarter allowed Lithuania's halftime lead to slip away against France in their last game. Linas Kleiza of the Toronto Raptors led Lithuania with 16 points and six rebounds.

USA Leaders

Points: Carmelo Anthony, 20.7 ppg (5th in Olympics)

Rebounds: Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler, 6.7 per game

Assists: Deron Williams 7.0 (2nd in Olympics). LeBron James and Chris Paul are also in the top 10 in assists per game with 5.7 and 5.3, respectively.

Lithuania Leaders

Points: Linas Kleiza 16.7 ppg (10th in Olympics)

Rebounds: Linas Kleiza, 6.7

Assists: Mantas Kalnietis 5.0 (10th in the Olympics)

For more on the 2012 Summer Games, please be sure to check out our Olympic Hub and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.


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