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August 19, 2004
American Men Stage Comeback Over Aussies
The U.S. Men's Olympic Team staged a thrilling comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring Australia 24-12 during that span to take the 89-79 victory. Upping its record to 2-1 in Athens, the USA received an 18-point, 11-rebound effort from co-captain Tim Duncan, as well as 16 points apiece from Allen Iverson and Shawn Marion and 12 from Dwyane Wade.
The victory -- and the way the Americans turned the game around -- might be a big step toward reversing their fortunes after they struggled to beat Greece and were embarrassed by Puerto Rico in a 19-point loss.
Brown said the players are beginning to realize what it takes to win at the Olympics.
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We got one more qualifier against Lithuania, which should be rough, before the medal round starts. And it took him three games, but Larry Brown finally benched Richard Jefferson
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