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  Monday, August 15, 2005

USA Rally Versus Brazil Comes Up Short
By Jonathan Givony

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

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

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

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

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

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