Brazil falls to Team USA in Olympic exhibition play
Tiago Splitter and Team Brazil had an early 10-point advantage over the U.S. men's Olympic team but couldn't hold on to it.
LeBron James scored 30 points and Team USA rallied to beat Brazil 80-69 on Monday night.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden watched the Americans get off to a dismal start, then turn it around by holding the Brazilians to two baskets in the second quarter.
James helped the U.S. pull away in the final four minutes after they led by only seven points.
Kevin Durant added 11 points for the Americans, who will leave Tuesday for Europe to complete their Olympic preparations. They will face Great Britain in Manchester, England on Thursday and then to Barcelona to play against Argentina and Spain.
Alex Garcia led Brazil with 14 points, Anderson Varejao chipped in 12 points and 13 boards, Marcelo Huertas had 11 points, Leandro Barbosa scored 10, while Splitter added six points and six rebounds in 19 minutes of play.
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