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  Friday, August 26, 2005

USA Shocks Brazil 96-94 At FIBA Americas tourn.
By Jonathan Givony

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SANTO href=/profile//> DOMINGO, href=/profile//> Dominican href=/profile//> Republic href=/profile//> (August href=/profile//> 25, href=/profile//> 2005) href=/profile//> --Guard href=/profile//> Lynn href=/profile//> Greer href=/profile//> (Dynamo href=/profile//> Moscow-Russia/Temple href=/profile//> ?02) href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throws href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 1.2 href=/profile//> seconds href=/profile//> remaining href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> lift href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> (2-0) href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 96-94 href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> favorite href=/profile//> Brazil href=/profile//> (1-1) href=/profile//> Thursday href=/profile//> afternoon href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> Americas href=/profile//> Men's href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> Qualifying href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> action href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Santo href=/profile//> Domingo, href=/profile//> Dominican href=/profile//> Republic. href=/profile//> Charlie href=/profile//> Bell href=/profile//> (Leche href=/profile//> Rio-Spain/ href=/profile//> Michigan href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> ?01) href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> attack href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points. href=/profile//>

Next href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> United href=/profile//> States href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 4:30 href=/profile//> p.m. href=/profile//> (ET) href=/profile//> clash href=/profile//> Friday href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Canada href=/profile//> (0-1). href=/profile//> Canada href=/profile//> fell href=/profile//> 100-91 href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Venezuela href=/profile//> (1-1) href=/profile//> Thursday href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> preliminary href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> 10-team href=/profile//> tournament, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> held href=/profile//> Aug. href=/profile//> 24-Sept href=/profile//> 4, href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> qualify href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> finishing href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> (in href=/profile//> addition href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Argentina href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> qualified href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> virtue href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2004 href=/profile//> Olympics) href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2006 href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> World href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> held href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Japan href=/profile//> (Aug.19-Sept. href=/profile//> 3, href=/profile//> 2006).

"I've href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> situation href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> before, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Atlantic href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> Conference href=/profile//> championship href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> Washington. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throws href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game," href=/profile//> remarked href=/profile//> Greer href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> heroics. href=/profile//> "The href=/profile//> guy href=/profile//> guarding href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> spot href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> tried href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pull href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> fouled href=/profile//> me."

"We href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> telling href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> whoever href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> try href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> drive href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> try href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> shot," href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Mo href=/profile//> McHone href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> plan. href=/profile//> "We href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> playing. href=/profile//> We href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> try href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> set href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> motion, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 6.4 href=/profile//> (seconds) href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> fortunately href=/profile//> Lynn href=/profile//> went href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> play.

"I href=/profile//> thought href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fourth href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> we've href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> each href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> days href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> knew href=/profile//> each href=/profile//> other. href=/profile//> We href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> break href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Lynn href=/profile//> stepped href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> whoever href=/profile//> makes href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> happened href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> fortunate.

"I href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> proud href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> seven href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> held href=/profile//> tight href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> shots," href=/profile//> continued href=/profile//> McHone. href=/profile//> "I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Aaron href=/profile//> (McGhee) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Tang href=/profile//> (Hamilton) href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> rebounding, href=/profile//> fighting href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> proud href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> hustling. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> thought href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> minute href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> straight href=/profile//> guts. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> we're href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> emotion href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> guts href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> us href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pull href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> wonderful href=/profile//> thing."

After href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> majority href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> quarters href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> ahead href=/profile//> 46-43 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> halftime, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> U.S. href=/profile//> found href=/profile//> itself href=/profile//> trailing href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> fourth href=/profile//> quarters. href=/profile//>

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