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USA vs Mexico
Carmelo ANTHONY (USA). First day of the Quarter Finals round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, Las Vegas, USA. 27 August 2007.
27/08/2007USA 127 vs. Mexico 100


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LAS VEGAS (2007 FIBA Americas Championship) - For the first time during this FIBA Americas Championship, the United States allowed an opponent to post a triple digit scoring effort, but the Americans still managed a 27-point victory to remain undefeated in tournament play (4-0).

The USA raced out to a 45-23 lead after one quarter, but only seemed to be crisp in spurts over the next three in the eventual 127-100 victory.

After shooting 80 percent from the field in the first stanza, the United States cooled off in the second.

The USA was outscored 28-20 in the period and saw its' lead shrink to 14 points by halftime (65-51).

LeBron James' 16 third quarter points helped the Americans distance themselves once again, as the USA held a 101-78 lead after three.

Carmelo Anthony paced the United States with a game-high 28 point effort on 10-of-17 shooting from the field.

Mexico's Romel Beck, a former UNLV Runnin' Rebel, led Mexico with 20 points.

Tim Kuck
USA Basketball