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Chris Paul leaves Team USA practice

Updated: July 7, 2012, 11:15 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. men's basketball team held its first practice Friday, and there was a quick reminder of the rocky run-up to the London Games.

Chris Paul was forced to leave the opening day of training camp to get an X-ray after hurting his thumb. The Americans don't believe the injury is serious, with USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo calling it a tweak of a previous injury, and they hope Paul can practice Saturday.

That would be some rare good news for a team has ...

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