Andrei Kirilenko scored 19 points, Timofey Mozgov added 17 and Russia, dismissed as a medal contender coming into the Olympics, moved into the semifinals of the men's basketball tournament with an 83-74 win over Lithuania on Wednesday.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love scored 16 points apiece, Kevin Durant added 13 and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team crushed Tunisia 110-63 on Tuesday night, turning a close game into a blowout with a spectacular second half.
Slashing to the rim, blocking shots and getting out in transition in Russia's first game of the Olympics, Andrei Kirilenko looked every bit the all-around force he was as a young man with the Utah Jazz.
Luis Scola scored 32 points, Manu Ginobili had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists a day after turning 35, and Argentina opened the Olympic men's basketball tournament with a 102-79 victory over Lithuania.
When Derrick Rose tore his ACL in the first playoff game of the postseason on April 28 against the 76ers, it didn't just end his hopes at a championship this season -- it ended his dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal for Team USA as well.