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Lopez Less Than Stellar in Team USA Intra-Squad Game

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USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo said before his team's intra-squad game Saturday that he doesn't expect to cut any of his three big men until after the World Basketball Festival in New York next month.

That's a good thing for Brook Lopez. He'd like people to forget what they saw Saturday night.

Looking like he's still recovering from a bout with mononucleosis, Lopez had two points, no rebounds and no blocks in 13 minutes, and often seemed lost in the fast-paced game.  Both Tyson Chandler and JaVale McGee had better games...although McGee didn't do much after an initial 90-second spurt.

The team will gather in New York for a week of training and promotional activities on August 9. Team USA will face off in an exhibition against Team France at the Garden August 15, then head overseas for exhibition games in Spain and Greece before opening the World Championships against Croatia on August 28.