They began fearlessly, with Makram Ben Romdhane driving all the way for a dunk — the type of athletic plays that are usually made by the Americans, not against them — to take an 8-4 lead. Tunisia still led by three with 2:39 left in the period before the U.S. second unit ran off the final nine points for a 21-15 advantage.
The Americans came back and won 110-63.
But after wire-to-wire loser Sunday against Nigeria, the Tunisians will be able to tell their kids their first Olympic lead came against the powerful Americans.
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