Opening statement: USA hoops crushes Puerto Rico
LAS VEGAS -- The United States emphatically reasserted its dominance over Puerto Rico.
Coming soon: a chance to reclaim its old spot on top of the basketball world.
Using a sensational defensive effort to overcome a slow start, the Americans overwhelmed the Puerto Ricans 114-69 on Thursday night in their lone exhibition game on home soil before the world championships.
"Puerto Rico played a great first quarter and they made
adjustments to go against our pressure ...
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