US women prep for China in Olympic basketball

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 04, 2012
Maya Moore understands her role on the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team perfectly - wreak havoc. Moore has done just that in helping the Americans win their first four games by an average of nearly 35 points. She will try and be just as disruptive when the U.S. faces China on Sunday in the final game of pool play. A victory would be the Americans' 38th-straight in Olympic play and would give them the top seed in the group for the quarterfinals. The 23-year-old Moore came off the bench for the first few games before starting against the Czech Republic. She's averaging 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, yet her impact can't be measured by a stat sheet. U.S. coach Geno Auriemma says Moore ''plays every possession to the end and not everybody does that.''
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