USA Basketball wins big again, Taurasi helps women past Spain 103-63
Diana Taurasi led the United States women’s basketball to another comfortable win, beating Spain 103-63 on Monday to move to 2-0 in the Olympics.
When Taurasi subbed out in the second half, the U.S. was up 29 points and her plus/minus for the game matching the advantage. She scored 13 points.
Tina Charles and Sue Bird each picked up five assists.
Spain’s stingy defense tested the United States at times, but ultimately the Americans were too much to handle. The Americans have now won 43-straight games in Olympic play.
Alba Torrens led Spain with 20 points.
The U.S. led 54-39 at the break, a much closer contest than its record-smashing blowout of Senegal to start the Games.
Team USA next plays Serbia on Wednesday.