Sunday, August 10, 2008

Men's hoops blowouts

Get used to what the U.S. men's basketball team did to China Sunday -- a 101-70 rout that looked like an NBA All-Star dunk contest (if the best players actually competed in the dunk contest instead of skipping it).

China stayed close for awhile thanks to its three-point shooting -- even Yao Ming drilled a three to open the game. That's the only way anyone has a shot at beating the Americans -- if the other team goes about 12-20 from three-point land and the Americans go 2-15.

And even then, it might not matter. I expect the U.S. team to roll through this competition, as I wrote in this column. The U.S. will certainly be able to name the score in its next game, against Angola Tuesday.

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