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Lithuanians beat Americans in Olympic basketball

PTI | ByAgence France-Presse, Athens
Aug 22, 2004 01:19 AM IST

Lithuania defeated the US 94-90 in the preliminary round, only the fourth loss in 115 Olympic starts for the defending champions.

Lithuania defeated the United States 94-90 in an Olympic men's basketball preliminary round game on Saturday, only the fourth loss in 115 Olympic starts for the defending champions.

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Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 28 points to spark Lithuania, which remained unbeaten at 4-0 and atop Group A.

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The United States, which lost their Olympic opener to Puerto Rico, slid to 2-2 with a final round-robin game to play against winless Angola on Monday that will decide whether or not they reach the quarter-finals.

Richard Jefferson scored 20 points to pace the US team.

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