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Aug 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm | lebron-jamesusa-basketball

This was the stuff a Dream Team is made of. Acrobatic moves, reverse slams and tomahawk dunks. Who needs outside shooting? Just toss it up and throw it down. The United States opened its campaign for Olympic basketball redemption Sunday with a 101-70 rout of host China that had even the home crowd oohing and aahing. Dwyane Wade lobbed one up to LeBron James on a fastbreak, James caught it in midair with one hand and in one motion, slammed it home. Kobe Bryant drove to the basket a couple of times for tomahawk dunks, sending the crowd into a frenzy each time. And not to be outdone, Wade had a behind-the-head, back-to-the-basket two-handed dunk of his own. “It was our first game. We were very anxious. We missed shots that we normally would hit. But at the end of the day, you win by almost 30 points, you’ve got to take good things out of that,” Wade said. “We played very, very hard. We give ourselves a chance defensively every night. That’s what it’s all about with us.” The Americans face Angola on Tuesday. Info via ESPN.

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