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Billups Leads Team USA To Big Win

Denver Nuggets' point guard Chauncey Billups led Team USA Basketball to a big 86-55 victory over France in their only domestic exhibition game on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.


Billups, by far the oldest member of the squad, lit up the French squad for 17 points in only 15 minutes and showed plenty of firepower from behind the three point line, blowing the close game open with back to back threes midway through the third quarter.


Billups will now lead his very young team through a rugged exhibition schedule against tough European competitors Lithuania, Greece, and reigning world champion Spain, all before the start of the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey at the end of the month.


Their next scheduled exhibition is August 21 against Lithuania.