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An unmatched explosiveness

Flaws exist, but unbeaten Team USA's latest scorching outburst burns Argentina

Originally Published: August 6, 2012
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Maybe it's all true. Maybe this team gets sucked too easily into launching the long ball. Maybe it gambles too much defensively. Maybe, just maybe, it's too small to make it all the way to the highest step of the Olympic basketball medal stand.

Or maybe none of the above even matters.

The team USA Basketball has brought to these Olympics, for all its flaws and absentees, just reminded everyone that it's so athletic -- so downright flammable -- that it doesn't take much to ...

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