After setting Olympic records for points scored and margin of victory in their Olympic opener, U.S. guards Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird defended the lopsided score _ a 121-56 victory over Senegal.

"We share the ball, we move the ball, we make the right plays at the right time, and that to me is a great brand of basketball," Bird said. "And if we can elevate the play, if people strive to play that way and we can elevate the play of the entire world then what’s better than that for the world of basketball? Nothing.”