1. LEBRON JAMES
He has carried Team USA in nearly every facet of the game so far in these Olympics. So it's not surprising that James recorded a triple double (11 points on three-of-seven shooting, 14 rebounds and 12 assists) against Australia.
2. KOBE FOUND HIS RHYTHM
He played horrible in the first half, but found his rhythm and started to take effective shots instead of forcing them. His first field goal happened at the 5:02 mark of the third quarter when he nailed an open three-pointer off a catch-and-shoot from James. On the next possession, Bryant stole the ball from Australia's David Barlow and then hit a three-pointer in transition. Suddenly, Team USA led 70-58 with 4:44 left in the third quarter.
Bryant wasn't finished, though.
Bryant hit four consecutive three pointers, including one in which he pump-faked his opponent. The others came off of James' effective swing and cross-court passes.