Easy part's over; tougher tests coming for Team USA

Originally Published: August 12, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- They've toured the Great Wall, and they've had their way against the two weakest teams in their group. Now, with Tuesday's 97-76 victory against Angola in their rear-view mirror, things are about to get tough for the Americans.

And when we say tough, we're talking Charles Oakley tough. Bill Laimbeer tough. Maurice Lucas-Jim Loscutoff-Al Attles tough.

Team USA's next game is against Greece, a smashmouth team that pounded and prodded Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman into submission ...

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