Team USA got off to a slow start but a big second quarter has them in front 52-36 at halftime over France. The U.S. led 22-21 at the end of the first quarter but outscored France 30-15 in the second.
Kevin Durant leads the squad with 15 points in the first half. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Love have seven points each while LeBron James added five points and six assists. It was LeBron's passing and playmaking ability that sparked the U.S. in the second quarter. Florent Pietrus leads France with eight points. Tony Parker and Ali Traore added six points each.
France outshot the U.S. 56 percent to 44 percent in the first half but were undone by 11 turnovers. Team USA hit 6 of 18 three point attempts in the first half while France was just 1 of 11. The U.S. also did a good job of sharing the ball in the first half piling up 14 assists.