USA Basketball 74

(1-0, 1-0 away)

WNBA All-Stars 58

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, August 5, 2004

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    USA 39 35 74
    ALL 20 38 58


    NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Even without Sheryl Swoopes and Katie Smith, Team USA had more than enough firepower to down the WNBA All-Stars.

    Lisa Leslie collected 15 points and 12 rebounds and Yolanda Griffith added 11 and 15 to lead Team USA to an easy 74-58 triumph over the WNBA All-Stars at Radio City Music Hall.

    Tamika Catchings had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Team USA, which was missing stars Swoopes (sore right foot) and Smith (bruised right knee).

    The Olympic team dominated the glass, outrebounding the All-Stars, 62-30. Team USA shot just 38 percent (30-of-80) but limited the All-Stars to 29 percent (21-of-72), including an embarrassing 1-of-20 from the arc.

    Team USA took a 9-8 lead 4 1/2 minutes into the contest before closing the half on a 30-12 run. Griffith had nine points and nine rebounds in 12 minutes in the half.

    Mwadi Mabika had 11 points and Cheryl Ford 10 to pace the All-Stars.

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