It's a solid exhibition schedule, and this game showed the Americans have some work to do. They were just 1 of 12 from three-point range in the first half and struggled offensively when forced to play in the half-court.
The President met with the men's and women's teams, who swept the doubleheader against Brazil.
Whalen leads U.S. women
Lindsay Whalen showed that the women's team has depth at point guard.
Whalen scored 21 points to lead the Americans to a 99-67 rout of Brazil in the exhibition opener. She started in place of Sue Bird, who left the team Sunday after the death of her stepfather.
"I wanted to come out and make sure we got some good looks, move the ball, be aggressive when the time presents itself," Whalen said. "I think it was a good start for us."
Bird practiced with the team this past weekend. When she plans to rejoin the Olympic squad is unclear.
"I said take whatever amount of time you need, come back when you need to come back," U.S. coach Geno Auriemma said. "She may or not play in the game in Manchester. She might meet us there or meet us in Istanbul, we'll know" Tuesday.
Bird was the starting point guard on the 2008 team and also played on the 2004 team.
"It just goes to show we have really good depth," Tamika Catchings said of Whalen's play. "Lindsay did a really good job."
Diana Taurasi added 16 points for the U.S. team in her first action since missing the last month of the WNBA season while recovering from a variety of injuries. She hit her first few shots and ran the point when Whalen was out. Taurasi finished with seven assists; Whalen had five.
Organizers had good reason to worry that the field for the Atlanta Open would suffer if top players took this week off to prepare for the Olympics.
Instead, Atlanta has attracted all four Americans who will play singles tennis in London: Ryan Harrison, John Isner, Andy Roddick, and Donald Young.
Roddick and Isner also will play doubles in the Games.
Isner, the top seed, won last week's ATP tournament in Newport, R.I.