Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

For Love of That Impossible Dream.

Byline: JIM BELSHAW Of the Journal

Few American players acknowledged the Lithuanians after the buzzer, huddling at center court instead of engaging in the traditional post-game handshakes The New York Times

The Lithuanians lost to the NBA again. By only two points. Two. At least this time our guys gave them what for after the game and wouldn't shake their hands. That'll show 'em. I mean, what's the point of being graceless unless you can do it on a world stage?

The Lithuanians could have won if Sarunas Jasikevicius hit the three-pointer at the buzzer or even if Ramunas Siskauskas hadn't thrown two bricks from the foul line with 43.4 seconds left.

I'm sorry. …

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