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Team USA takes down unbeaten Spain

Updated: August 26, 2004, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

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ATHENS, Greece -- Larry Brown was right. The Americans did start hitting their jump shots, and suddenly they look as if they might be the team to beat at the Athens Games.

Stephon Marbury broke the U.S. men's Olympic record with 31 points, helping to beat Spain 102-94 in the quarterfinals Thursday and transform a team that had spent the first 1½ weeks missing jumpers.

"Stephon shot the ball like Stephon today,'' Lamar Odom said.

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