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Just call them the 'B-deem Team'

New-look Team USA just making the grade with solid but unspectacular exhibition win

Updated: August 16, 2010, 1:40 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Its boss gave it a grade that could spawn a fitting nickname. Anybody on board with calling it the B-deem Team?

"Grade?" Team USA director Jerry Colangelo asked, repeating the question. "B.

"We can do a lot better, but it's not bad."

That pretty much summed things up Sunday as Team USA opened its exhibition schedule in advance of the 2010 World Championship by defeating what can be justifiably called France's B team 86-55 at Madison Square Garden.

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