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Defense driving U.S. game

Updated: August 25, 2004, 2:18 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Sitting on the gym floor, her sneakers off and back against the wall, Sheryl Swoopes looked and felt relaxed. Practice was over and soon she'd be spending the rest of the day with her 7-year-old son, Jordan.

Swoopes knows to savor such moments because, on the basketball court, things are getting tense in these Olympics.

The medal round is here.

First up for Swoopes and her teammates: a quarterfinal game Wednesday with Greece, not the strongest of ...

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