Insults pile up on wrecked Team USA

Updated: September 6, 2002, 10:47 AM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Argentina drew first blood. But it was Yugoslavia that delivered the knockout blow to USA Basketball.

In an intense battle that wasn't expected until the gold medal game, Yugoslavia battled back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the United States 81-78 on Thursday. The loss kicks Team USA out of medal contention.

"It's just a great win," Peja Stojakovic said after the game. "We had to fight. We came out as a team and kept our intensity up. You're ...

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