King James’ All-Around Performance Helps U.S. Beat Angola »

Aug 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm | lebron-jamesusa-basketball

LeBron James and his teammates easily shoved Angola aside. Now come the teams that can push back. Dwyane Wade scored 19 points, James dominated the game with his size and strength on both ends, and the U.S. Olympic team wrapped up the easy portion of its schedule with a 97-76 victory Tuesday night. The Americans (2-0) moved on to face Greece, who stunned the United States 101-95 two years ago in the semifinals of the world championship in Japan. This U.S. team is much deeper, and James is a whole lot stronger. James hadn’t done much offensively midway through the second quarter when he made his presence felt on the other end, jumping so high to block Felizardo Ambrosio’s shot that it looked more like a volleyball spike, with James glaring back at the fallen Ambrosio as the ball went out of bounds. The Angolans were down only seven with less than 4 minutes remaining in the half when James simply muscled them out of the way. After Wade’s 3-pointer, James went all the way for a layup, then knocked Leonel Paulo backward to grab a loose ball and convert a three-point play that made it a safe game after that. Info via ESPN.com.

Source: nba.com, yahoo.com, getty | From USA Basketball

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