They couldn’t shoot, and occasionally they didn’t defend. It was definitely a performance the Americans should be relieved came before they got to Beijing. Undefeated, but no longer unchallenged, the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team wrapped up its exhibition schedule with its toughest test, pulling away to beat Australia 87-76 Tuesday night. The United States led by only four points nearly halfway through the third quarter and was up by seven midway through the fourth. Wade scored 22 points and LeBron James had 16 for the Americans, who finished 3-of-18 from 3-point range and 20-of-33 (61 percent) at the foul line. Let’s hope this night will go as a lesson learned, a night when an ugly win woke them up to that reality, cause from now on… there can’t be ANY mistakes. Info via ESPN.
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