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Team USA falls to Australia for second straight pre-Olympic basketball exhibition loss

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The loss to Nigeria was supposed to be a wakeup call for the Americans. But apparently they hit the snooze button. The mighty Team USA basketball team dropped its second consecutive Olympic warmup game Monday night, 91-83, falling to Australia because Kevin Durant and the offense sputtered down the stretch. The good news is Gregg Popovich’s squad still has about two weeks before the Olympics begin. The bad news is it looks in danger of disaster. The Americans managed just one point in the final 4 ½ minutes Monday, with Durant missing three shots. Jayson Tatum’s airball in the final seconds sym…

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