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USA finding its form at Worlds

8/22/2006 - NBA

SAPPORO, Japan -- Much has been made both here in the Far East and back home in the United Sates about Team USA's lax halfcourt defense, and those criticisms were looking increasingly valid in the early moments of Tuesday's game against Slovenia.

Layup after layup came easily to the players from the small nation of two million before Team USA's coaching staff figured out a way to do something about it.