The Brazilian invasion

Team USA got a glimpse of the future when it squared off against Brazil Wednesday night in the Tournament of the Americas.

Updated: August 21, 2003, 11:28 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The international basketball tide may be turning, but you'd never know from the box score of Team USA's big showdown against Brazil Wednesday night.

Team USA may have overcome its biggest test Thursday in its very first game at the Tournament of Americas in Puerto Rico.

Rebounding from a disappointing performance in the World Championships last year, Team USA overcame a 10-point second-quarter deficit to steam roll Brazil 110-76.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer