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U.S. men rout Germany to finish 5-0 in basketball pool play

August 18, 2008

BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. Olympic basketball team has completed an undefeated march through pool play with a 106-57 victory against Germany.

Dwight Howard scored 22 points and LeBron James had 16 Monday night for the United States (5-0), which will play Australia on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. The Americans beat the Australians by 11 points two weeks ago in an exhibition game, their only close contest yet.

Dallas Mavericks All-Star Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points for Germany, which finished 1-4.

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