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Anthony puts U.S. on his back, becomes leading men’s scorer in Olympic basketball history

The United States’ Carmelo Anthony (15) and Australia’s Andrew Bogut jockey for position during Wednesday night’s basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The United States’ Carmelo Anthony (15) and Australia’s Andrew Bogut jockey for position during Wednesday night’s basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Associated Press

A look behind the box score of Carmelo Anthony’s historic performance in the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team’s 98-88 victory over Australian on Wednesday:

1: Carmelo Anthony, the first American male basketball player to appear in four Olympics, scored 31 points to become the most prolific scorer to ever wear a USA jersey.

1:08: Time remaining in the first quarter when Anthony knocked down a three-pointer that moved him past LeBron James on the career scoring list.

9: Three-pointers made by Anthony.

11: Field goals made by Anthony in 21 attempts.

14: Points scored by Anthony in the fourth quarter.

293: Points scored by Anthony in Olympic competition, 20 more than James. David Robinson (270) is third on the scoring list followed by Michael Jordan (256) and Charles Barkley (231).

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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