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Olympic basketball - Team USA by 11 over Australia

by james on August 5th, 2008

NFL Football at its best. NFL Football at its craziest.

Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Kobe Bryant know this team is special

People are going crazy. The US team only won their game by 11. Maybe they are not that good after all.

Don’t believe it.

But Australia was resting Andrew Bogut, who had a sore ankle and they only lost by 11.

So what, they were resting Andrew.. Who? Oh, yeah, Bogut, who plays for the Bucks, which rhymes with sucks, as in how bad his team was this year. Bogut did not exactly dominate the NBA. So who cares if he was missing?

All right they shot badly.

The Americans relied on an aggressive defensive effort to overcome a horrendous night from 3-point range and the free throw line, the same areas that proved costly in their semifinal loss to Greece in the world championships two years ago.

Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and LeBron James had 16 for the Americans, who finished 3-of-18 from behind the arc and 20-of-33 (61 percent) at the foul line.


Did you read that part where the US Team relied on Defense? You know, the part where your team does not have the ball. Yes, this certainly is a different US team than in the recent past. This team knows how to win.

The Australia game ended the exhibition season. Sunday will have the United States vs. China in their opener.

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