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New mentality has USA on right track

Americans look "Olympian" in blowout win over Angola at FIBA World Championship

Updated: September 6, 2010, 4:17 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

ISTANBUL -- You can't get too excited by a win over Angola. Or can you?

Whether or not Team USA was overly excited by it, there was no getting past the fact that the team was exceedingly gratified by what transpired in its 121-66 steamrolling of the African champions.

The Americans made 18 3-pointers. They led by 20 after one quarter. They had 30 assists on 41 field goals. They won by 55 points.

They looked, in a word, "Olympian."

"We have a long ways to go, but ...

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