Posted on by Dal
August 18, 2004
U.S. Men Back On Track With Win Over Host Greece
In front of a boistrous sold-out partisan crowd, the U.S. Men's Olympic Team defeated host Greece 77-71 on Wednesday night in Athens. The U.S. received 17 points from Allen Iverson, 14 from Tim Duncan and 10 from LeBron James.
The USA overcame some adversity as well Tuesday night. Iverson, the USA's starting point guard, played despite a non-displaced fracture of the right thumb that was suffered during the USA's game Sunday against Puerto Rico.
The USA men will continue their preliminary play in the 2004 Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 19 against Australia (1-1) at 2:30 p.m. (all times listed are Athens local times), then meets Lithuania on Saturday, Aug. 21 (8 p.m.), and the U.S. concludes its preliminary play facing Angola on Monday, Aug. 23 (2:30 p.m.).
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