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Team USA has not proved anything yet

Updated: August 28, 2004, 6:33 PM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- It was not so much Allen Iverson's injured right thumb that factored into Tuesday's face-saving rejuvenation of the U.S. Olympic basketball team. Really, it was the suddenly effective fingers and hands of his teammates. Amazing things happen when the all-thumbs method is replaced by fundamental passing, shot selection and defense.

"We started a little overeager," Tim Duncan said. "But we settled down, and I thought we made some good plays."

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