Jeff Swinger, USATSI
Jeff Swinger, USATSI

Squaring off against Venezuela, their second test of the Rio Olympics, Carmelo Anthony and Team USA cruise to victory.

In no way, shape or form is this an exciting brand of basketball.

It’s not the NBA. It’s not March Madness. It’s the Olympics, a time for the United States of America to flex its muscle against the rest of the world in the sport of basketball.

On Monday, Team USA continued its dominance with a 113-69 victory against Venezuela.

Venezuela actually surprised in the early going by taking a 14-10 lead and keeping pace, 18-18, with the powerhouse U.S. after one quarter of play.

Despite the early flash, though, the all-NBA squad pulled away.

Paul George led the way, off the bench, with 20 points on an absurd 6-of-7 from the floor. New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 14 points while making history in passing Michael Jordan for third on the all-time United States Men’s Basketball Olympic scoring list.

After an off day on Tuesday, Team USA will finally play a halfway decent squad in Australia (2-0) on Wednesday.

NEXT: Team USA Destroy Team China At The 2016 Rio Olympics

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