Russia-USA preview: Familiar foes?

Updated: September 7, 2010, 1:10 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

ISTANBUL -- Team USA took another day off Tuesday. Hopefully, they used some of it as a study day.

The Americans are about to be confronted and perhaps confounded by a team much like themselves, a group of youngsters in which several players operate outside of their natural positions, an enigma of a team that is tricky to decipher.

Like the Americans, they are guided by a wily veteran coach, David Blatt, an American/Israeli citizen who grew up in Framingham, Mass., and attended ...

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