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Williams scores 23; Americans now 2-0

Updated: July 11, 2003, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Deron Williams, a guard at Illinois, hit five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, leading the United States to a 109-84 victory over China at the World Junior Basketball Championships on Friday.

The Americans built a 14-point lead by halftime and were never seriously challenged.

The U.S. team, which finished second to Spain in the last world under-19 tournament in 1999, improved to 2-0. China lost its second straight game.

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