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D-Wade gives USA grade of C-plus after Worlds debut

Updated: August 19, 2006, 4:33 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN Insider

SAPPORO, Japan -- Jerry Colangelo graded it a "B." Nobody on the team gave it anything worse than a C-plus. LeBron James was the most generous, saying it might have been as good as a B-plus.

Team USA's first game of the World Championship wasn't really as close as the final score would seem to indicate. Yes, it stayed tight through almost the entire first half, but the U.S. team seized control early in the third quarter and put it on cruise control the rest of the way to defeat Puerto ...

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