Athletes laud Carmelo Anthony's play in U.S. win over Australia

Coach K praises Carmelo Anthony (0:43)

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski shares his thoughts on Carmelo Anthony's performance so far in Rio and what he has meant to the team. (0:43)

Carmelo Anthony scored 14 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the U.S. men's basketball team to a 98-88 win over Australia in a game that was closer than the final score indicates. Anthony, who became Team USA's all-time leader in points scored at the Olympics in the game, was lauded by his peers for his clutch efforts.

If not for Anthony's heroics, the Australian team might have pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic basketball history, and their strong performance did not go unnoticed.