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Redeem team has tough match with Greece on Thursday

by james on August 13th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Carmelo Anthony does not want to hand the game to Greece

It has been easy sailing so far for Team USA in Olympic Basketball. China and Angola were really not much competition. Greece is different. They are tough and may expose some weaknesses in the US game.

Greece has beaten the U.S. in the teams’ last two significant meetings, in 2006 and at the 2004 Olympics. Greece, a team without any NBA players, routed Germany, 87-64, holding NBA duo Dirk Nowitzki (13 points) and Chris Kaman (four points) in check with aggressive defense.

Instead of a roster with one-named NBA stars, they have a roster with long-named stars such as guards Theodoros Papaloukas and Vassilis Spanoulis. “They’ve played together for so long and run their system so well,” said Chris Paul of Greece’s success.


Do you think the US players are concerned? Just ask Carmelo Anthony.

“It’s been circled on my calendar for about two years,” Anthony said of the rematch. “They know we’ll be coming back to redeem ourselves. Everyone’s excited.”

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