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 three-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.
The men’s team will have to wait until it gets there for a close game — if one comes at all. The Americans previously defeated…