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Mavericks At The FIBA World Championships

The FIBA World Championships kicked off today and the USA got off to a nice start, as expected.  The US outscored Croatia 26-6 in the 2nd quarter on its way to a 106-78 win over Croatia this afternoon.

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Maverick Tyson Chandler saw limited action, with the USA opting for a lineup more suited to the international game by inserting Lamar Odom at center. Chandler finished with 6pts 2blks and 1 rebound playing with the game well out of reach in the 4th. 

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Russia beat Puerto Rico 75-66

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JJ Barea had himself a nice little game. 25pts 4rebs 4 asts.

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Greece got by China 89-81

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Nick Calathes saw 10 minutes of action contributing 2 points and a rebound.

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Former Maverick Great Wang ZhiZhi had a solid game finishing with 15 points.

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France stunned Spain 72-66

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A nice upset to kick off the championships. 

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France is going to be a scary team when the Olympics come around. A team of  Noah, Batum,Diaw, Pietrus, Parker and maybe even Beaubois? Not bad at all.

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Ian Mahinmi had 5pts 5rbs 2stls and a blocked shot.

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The FIBA World Championships continue tomorrow with the USA playing Slovenia at 8:30a.m CT on ESPN2/ESPN3.

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Greece vs Puerto Rico at 10:30a.m CT on NBATV/ESPN3.

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France vs Lebanon at 10:30a.m CT on ESPN3.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.