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U.S. men perfect

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 18, 2008 10:07 AM

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The U.S. men's basketball team kept its record unblemished with a 106-57 victory over Germany Monday evening at the Olympic Basektball Gymnasium. The Americans close out group play with a 5-0 record and are the only undefeated men's team at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Dwight Howard led the U.S. with 22 points and 10 rebounds. LeBron James (Akron, Ohio) added 18 points, while Kobe Bryant scored 13 and Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul each added 10. The Americans outrebounded the Germans 52-38 and hit 55 percent (42-77) of their shots while limiting the Germans to only 30 percent (22-73) from the field.

The U.S. now moves on to the knockout and will face Australia in the quarterfinals, which begin on Wednesday, August 20.

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