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  Monday, August 15, 2005

USA Rally Versus Brazil Comes Up Short
By Jonathan Givony

USA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Basketball href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Press href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Release

Playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> its href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fourth href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> many href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> days, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> USA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Men's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> World href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Championship href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Qualifying href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> behind href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 26 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7-of-9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Alex href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Scales href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (Samsung-Korea/ href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Oregon href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ?99) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> battled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> host href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazil href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> down href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wire href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> before href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> falling href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 100-96 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sunday href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> afternoon href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> exhibition href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sao href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Paulo, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazil.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> U.S., href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> preparing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aug. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 24-Sept href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FIBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Americas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Men's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> World href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Championship href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Qualifying href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tournament, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> concludes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> its href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> training href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazil href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> final href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> exhibition href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> versus href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazil href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aug. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brusque, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazil. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> USA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> then href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> return href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Miami, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fla., href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> train href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Miami href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Heat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> practice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> facility href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aug. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 19-21, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> then href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> travel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aug. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 22 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dominican href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Republic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> its href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> final href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> training href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aug. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 24-Sept. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> competition.

"I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> disappointed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> know href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fourth href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> four href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> days, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> these href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guys href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> used href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> We're href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hostile href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> environment, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> really href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hostile href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> environment, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> refs href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazil href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> zero href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> free href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> throws href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nine. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> settled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> down href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> proud href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> way href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> came href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> back," href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> said href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> USA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> head href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> McHone.

"Alex href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Scales href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sensational href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> goes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> show href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keep href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> searching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> around, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> night href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> might href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Charlie href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bell, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> night href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> might href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Alex href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Scales, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> then href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> somebody href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> else. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> If href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> find href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hot, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> then href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> chance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thought href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guys href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> really href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> battled, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> physical href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game.

"In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> my href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> opinion, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> these href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> kind href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> officials href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> environment href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wonderful href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> experience href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> us href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> odds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> compete. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> This href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> definitely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> getting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> us href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ready href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> go href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dominican href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Republic. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> We're href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> improving href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> every href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game," href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> McHone href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> added

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