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U.S. edges Brazil late; Anthony injures knee

Updated: August 9, 2006, 7:57 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

GUANGZHOU, China -- After a pair of big blowouts, the U.S. finally got some competition.

The Americans also got a reality check: Facing the world's best basketball teams without Carmelo Anthony is far from an easy task.

Anthony scored 16 first-half points before being forced out with a knee injury, and the United States hung on for a 90-86 victory over Brazil on Tuesday night.

Chris Sheridan's take

Let's call this one the 10 a.m. wakeup call.

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