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Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 12, 2008 10:23 AM

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BEIJING -- Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead a balanced attack as the U.S. men's basketball team scored a 97-76 victory over Angola in Group B play at the Olympic Basketball Arena Tuesday night.

Wade connected on six of eight field goal attempts, including 2-3 from three-point range, as the Americans hit .560 from the field (38-68). Dwight Howard scored 14 points, while LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each added 12. Anthony led the Americans with six rebounds. Carlos Morais led Angola with 24 points.

The U.S. continues group play on Thursday, August 14, when they meet Greece at 8 p.m. The Greeks improved to 1-1 after defeating Germany 87-64 earlier Tuesday evening.

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