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U.S. Women's Basketball Team Downs Spain 103-63

By Associated Press | Aug. 08, 2016, 10:05 a.m. (ET)

Elena Delle Donne attempts a shot against Spain in the women's basketball game at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Youth Arena on Aug. 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brittney Griner used her size advantage inside scoring eight of the first 10 points for the United States, and the Americans turned in another perfunctory rout in beating Spain 103-63 on Monday.

The Americans, who are 2-0, came up short of another record-setting performance like they had in their group play opener. But they were still impressive. 

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Spain, the silver medalist at the 2014 World Championships, proved a tougher opponent, and the U.S. didn't play quite as crisply as it did beating Senegal by 65. 

With the 6-foot-8 Griner scoring quickly and easily near the bucket, the Americans finished the first quarter on a 23-6 run. 

Diana Taurasi led the United States with 13 points, and Alba Torrens had 20 for Spain. 

The biggest win may have come in the second half. Fans finally sustained some "USA" chants without being drowned out by others inside the arena.

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