Her teammate Diana Taurasi scored 13 of her own, connecting on three three-point attempts to make us forget the Phoenix Mercury are actually a sub-.500 team in the WNBA. This time around wouldn't be any different, as the red, white, and blue shattered their all-time scoring record of 114 points, which was set back in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Next up for the US are 11th-ranked Australia (2-0), who earlier on Monday eased past Serbia 95-80.
DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and Paul George 15 for the US, which is a heavy favorite to win a third straight gold and won't change any opinions after this performance.
"I thought China played really hard, they have a lot of young players and they are getting better and we were good", said USA coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Spaniards couldn't get within single digits the rest of the way. In the first half of the game, the Chinese were only able to shoot the ball four times despite possessing the ball on 22 occasions. Maya Moore had been in the starting group while Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles have been playing with the second unit.
Jimmy Butler scored 17 - majority coming in extended garbage time - and DeAndre Jordan added 14 and nine rebounds in the first Olympic matchup between the nations.
Butler's eight points came with six rebounds, four assists and a steal. After a solid start, the Venezuelans managed just nine points in the second quarter. Paul George led all scorers with 20 off the bench. When it was all said and done, the USA women's team broke records for the most points scored in a game, margin of victory and assists. In Sunday's win over Senegal, the crowd was behind the underdogs shouting down any American cheers.
Playing on a heavily taped left knee, the new Dallas Maverick center nevertheless hammered down a half-dozen rim-jarring dunks, a lot of them on alley-oops from Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs and Matthew Dellavedova of the Cavs.
Spain missed the 2012 Olympics, but won the silver at the worlds.