Williams, USA Cruise Past Germany, 106-57
Aug. 18, 2008
Beijing, China -
Team USA concluded its perfect run through Preliminary Play with its most dominating Olympic performance to date, throttling Germany by the score of 106-57 Monday night in Beijing. With the victory, the U.S. wrapped up prelims with a perfect 5-0 mark in Group B and has the top record entering the single-elimination medal round.
Deron Williams played 19 minutes against Germany, finishing with 9 points, a game-high five assists, four rebounds and two steals. Dwight Howard led all scorers with 22 points while LeBron James added 18.
Up next for the United States is the medal round, which begins on Wednesday. The U.S. will face Australia in quarterfinal action Wednesday at 7 a.m. Central Time. Other quarterfinal matchups are Greece vs. Argentina, Spain vs. Croatia and China vs. Lithuania.