Thursday , Aug , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Team USA Tops Greece 92-69

It’s official now. This is NOT Japan and the 2006 World Championships, not to mention Athens and the 2004 Olympics.

This is Beijing and the 2008 Olympics, and the U.S. is back in men’s basketball.

These Americans, who looked so lost two years ago at the World Championship in Japan, appear to have found their Olympic way in China.

Batting away balls or swatting shots on seemingly every possession late in the second quarter, the Americans broke open a close game and went on to a 92-69 victory Thursday night to clinch a spot in the medal round.

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Is it too soon to be saying this isn’t the 2006 World Championships after all?  Should we wait until Team USA takes home a gold before claiming that the Bronze Age is over?  Or can this squad guarantee a first-place finish?  Let us know in the comment section.