Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Dream Team Ready For Two Appetizers If Tim Duncan and Oscar Schmidt were on the same team, maybe they would have the slightest of chances against the Dream Team.

Instead, they'll have to take their beatings 24 hours apart.

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team will play the U.S. junior team, led by Duncan of Wake Forest, today at Auburn Hills, Mich., before traveling to Cleveland for an exhibition game Sunday against Brazil, led by the 38-year-old Schmidt.

"We're tired of beating up each other, we want to beat somebody else up for a change," Karl Malone said Friday as the U.S. Olympic team closed out a five-day training camp with a 40-minute scrimmage.

The "blue" team, led by Shaquille O'Neal, beat the "white" team, led by Charles Barkley, 62-45.

"One team played extremely well - Shaquille's team," coach Lenny Wilkens said.

"Put it this way, I was four for four from the line today," O'Neal said.

The winning team included Reggie Miller, Malone, Anfernee Hardaway, Scottie Pippen and John Stockton. The losing side featured Hakeem Olajuwon, Barkley, David Robinson, Mitch Richmond, Gary Payton and Grant Hill.

"I think I have a good feel for the players now, and that really helps," Wilkens said. "As we go through the exhibitions, we'll try different combinations."

Wilkens planned to go over the scouting reports on the junior team and the Brazilian team during the flight to Detroit.

"I don't think it's anything to be concerned about," Wilkens said. "We have a videotape of Brazil that we edited down to six minutes. We'll watch it and discuss what their players like to do, their defenses, etc."

The junior team has Toby Bailey of UCLA, Louis Bullock of Michigan, Brevin Knight of Stanford, Austin Croshere of Providence, Shea Seals of Tulsa and Duncan.


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