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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.”
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Taurasi, who has won three gold medals with Bird at the Olympics chimed in too."I don't know. If you like basketball you enjoy watching good basketball. and if you don't like watching good basketball, go watch rowing. Or whatever you like," she said. "I don't know what's good or bad anymore for the game. But if you go out there and play the right way and play good as a team. I don't know how that could be bad for a sport."The U.S. has won 42 straight Olympic contests and is trying for a sixth consecutive gold medal.