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charles barkley - Barkley drives U.S. to blowout BARCELONA, Spain...
Barkley drives U.S. to blowout BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Charles Charles Barkley faced the crowd, raised his arms and for the first time in the Olympics didn't hear whistles. After hitting a layup and drawing drawing a foul late in Friday night's game against Brazil, Barkley's exuberant reaction drew cheers instead of the derisive whistles that followed intentional and technical fouls earlier in the week. Barkley then hit the free throw that gave him 30 points, and the United States went on to its fourth Olympic blowout, 127-83, clinching first place in Group A of the round-robin preliminaries and settling an old score in the process. process. know you're going to lose," said Brazilian star Oscar Schmidt, who was held to 2-for-9 shooting in the first half and scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half. "When ; you lose by 44, it's not fun. But this was fun." It was Brazil which started the six-year streak of American defeats in international competition competition by beating an all-collegian U.S. team in the 1987 Pan American American Games in Indianapolis. But Brazil was overmatched this time against a group of NBA stars, although although it did give the Dream Team its toughest fight for a while. Team USA led only 26-21 —

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  1. The Kokomo Tribune,
  2. 01 Aug 1992, Sat,
  3. Page 14

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