Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen scored 17 points apiece to lead the U.S. squad, while Maya Moore added 14. Ana Torrens led Spain with 18 points.
The Americans have won 49 consecutive games in the Olympics with only one of those decided by single digits.
With that kind of sustained success, some contend this is the best women’s basketball team ever assembled. After the game, Taurasi would only say, “I hope so,” when asked whether she thought this squad was the best.
They won by nearly 40 points a game, but fell short of the record 102.4 points that the 1996 team averaged.
The Americans, who beat Spain by 40 in a preliminary-round game, got off to a slow start and led by only 21-17 after the first quarter. Then they got the momentum going with a 16-3 run in the second quarter that blew the game open. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT
SOURCES: VOA News