Team USA Defeats Greece to Advance to the Quarterfinals

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Team USA Defeats Greece to Advance to the Quarterfinals

In Team USA's first real challenge at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the boys in red, white and blue took out frustration of their 2004 loss to Greece with a convincing win against the Greek on Thursday.

It was anybodies game in the first half with Greece looking surprisingly too fast for the Americans as they led LeBron, Kobe and company by as much as 4 points in the first quarter. Although the Greek team was playing a very up tempo game, Team USA was able to keep up and basically wore out Greece by keeping their pace fast and playing awesome, lock down defense.

Once again Dwyane Wade continues to impress and consistently be the best player on the squad by scoring 17 points, 6 steals and 5 assists. Kobe Bryant and Chris Bosh also had notable performances both scoring 18 points, but it was Kobe's alley oop dunk from D-Wade that stole the show, just amazing!

Now that Team USA are 3-0 beating China, Angola and Greece they advance to the quarterfinals or the metal rounds.

Although beating up on Greece was a huge accomplishment, Team USA's true test will come against Pau Gasol and his Spanish squad on Sat. 14th. If Team USA can manage to take down Gasol and Spain who are also 3-0 in these Olympics so far, then I really don't see anyone taking the Gold from this team.


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