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U.S. women beat China 114-66 in basketball
U.S. women beat China 114-66 in basketball

LONDON -- A few days after the U.S. men's basketball team shattered the Olympic scoring record for points in a game, the women put on their own show.

The U.S. women's team tied their own Olympic scoring record Sunday with a 114-66 rout of China.

Diana Taurasi scored 22 points and the women matched the 114 points they scored against Spain in 1992, but fell well short of the women's Olympic mark of 128 points set by Brazil in 2004.

China was able to hang with the U.S. for a quarter behind its own hot shooting before the Americans turned the game into a rout with a huge second quarter run.

The victory was the Americans' 38th-straight in Olympic play and gave them the top seed in the group for the quarterfinals. The U.S. will meet Canada on Tuesday.

The other quarterfinals matchups will be undefeated France against the Czech Republic; Australia plays China; and Russia will take on Turkey.

Two women with Atlanta ties are members of the U.S. basketball team -- Angel McCoughtry, who plays for the Atlanta Dream, and Maya Moore, who grew up in Gwinnett County.

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