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After dismantling Spain, Team USA stands at gold-worthy level

Originally Published: August 16, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Spain tried everything. Pretty much none of it worked.

The zone? Team USA shot over it, drove the baseline against it and picked it apart.

The pick-and-roll? Spain tried it a lot early, and you know how many points its best player, Pau Gasol, had in the first 12½ minutes running it? Zero.

The press? Let's put it this way: If another team tries to use the full-court press against Team USA, it might as well just walk off the court and forfeit. Open up the court ...

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