USA´s men and women dominate in Rio
The United States' men were pushed at the Rio Olympics before winning comfortably, while the women were dominant.
The star-studded men found themselves in a dogfight with a feisty Venezuelan team early on, trailing at several points and tied after the first quarter as their opponents slowed the game down and got to the free-throw line.
They would go on to shake the rust off and win 113-69, but do not be surprised if you see that same game plan against the USA from the rest of their opponents.
Next for the United States includes the surging Australia, who beat Serbia 95-80 and feature NBA players Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova.
France beat China 88-60.
USA women also came up with a dominant win, beating Spain 103-63 despite having to play back-to-back days.
Five players scored in double-figures, as the team improved to 2-0.
Canada beat Serbia 71-67, Japan crushed Brazil 82-66, and China thrashed Senegal 101-64.