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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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