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Basketball: Clinical Team USA posts its biggest blowout in Olympic history

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: Sue Bird #6 of USA Basketball Women’s National team takes the ball down court during the game at Galen Center on July 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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Team USA had absolutely no problem in dispatching Senegal in its women’s basketball opener at the Rio Olympics with a 121-56 win on Sunday.

The 65-point win is the biggest blowout in Olympic history.

The Yanks raced off to a 35-9 lead after a quarter and didn’t really look back, holding a 43-point advantage at halftime.

They shot 70 percent in the first half, and held Senegal to 27 percent shooting. Sue Bird had 7 assists at the break, and three USA players had scored in double figures: Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner.

USA faces third-ranked Spain on Monday at 11 a.m. EDT in what should be a much tougher match.

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