On poor shooting night, U.S. beats Germany with D

Updated: August 30, 2006, 7:12 PM ET
Associated Press

SAITAMA, Japan -- So far, no one at the FIBA World Championship has figured out how to counter Team USA's superior skills, athleticism and depth. Germany provided a clue Wednesday night.

The Germans packed the paint and forced the Americans to fire from afar. The strategy worked for a half before the U.S. pulled away for an 85-65 victory.

It may have been the scariest 20-point win in team history. The Americans struggled against the Germans' zone defense and were out of ...

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