LONDON -- The U.S. team had scored 100 points by the middle of the third quarter. It was that kind of night for the Americans.They broke a few records, shattered others. They hardly missed.Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, making 10 of 12 3-pointers, and the Americans rewrote the Olympic record book with a scintillating shooting performance and 156-73 win Thursday night, an epic blowout that seemed to send a message to the rest of the men's tournament field.Anthony set the U.S. Olympic mark for points in a game -- in less than three quarters. The U.S. also set the Olympic record for points in a game and points in a half (78). The Americans bettered the U.S. records as well for 3-pointers (26), field goals (59) and field-goal percentage (71).The U.S. eclipsed the 100-point mark with 5 minutes left in the third.And when Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer with 4:37 left, the Americans had surpassed the previous Olympic record of 138 points set by Brazil against Egypt in 1988. When the record was announced to the crowd, all the players seated on the U.S. bench got up and slapped hands with coach Mike Krzyzewski and his coaching staff.The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles.Kobe Bryant scored 16 points -- 14 in the first quarter -- for the Americans, who scored 49 points in the first and didn't let up after scoring 78 in the first 20 minutes.Russell Westbrook finished with 21 points and Kevin Durant had 14 for the U.S., which plays Lithuania on Saturday.Ike Diogu, a graduate of Garland High School, scored 27 to lead Nigeria (1-2), which has 10 former U.S. college players.