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August 4, 2004 - Iverson bails out Team USA
The Americans needed a final-shot 3-pointer by Allen Iverson from just across midcourt Wednesday to pull out an 80-77 exhibition victory over Germany -- a team that failed to even qualify for the Athens Games.
`That was great. It felt good because it was the first time in my life I hit a buzzer beater like that,'' Iverson said. ``That's what basketball is all about.'
``I think we're getting better. Just to get a win in a place like this -- the crowd was really into it,'' Iverson said. ``We have to get used to it in Athens. Everybody will be rooting against us. So this will be a good test for us.''
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In other news, Sixers traded Derrick Coleman to Larry Brown's Detroit Pistons for Corliss Williamson. The 76ers made it clear they wanted to deal Coleman, who has two years and $9.5 million on his contract. If the Pistons want to release him after one season, they will owe him $2 million. Williamson has$18 million and three guaranteed years left on his deal.