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Team USA loses to Brazil at Pan Am games; will face Canada in semi-finals

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Brazil hit 15 three-point shots in its double-digit victory over USA.


Similar to its first game performance against Venezuela, USA looked like a team of individuals, this time losing 93 to 83 to Brazil.

Its poorly constructed offense led to many possessions with two or even just one American player touching the ball, typically resulting in a well-contested miss.

Maryland's Melo Trimble reverted back to his first-game play as well, struggling to get looks on offense, and losing his man on defense. He played just under five and a half minutes in the first half, and less than three in the second, as Bobby Brown – USA's only other point guard – was somewhat carrying the offense.

Trimble finished the game with 1 point on 0 for 2 shooting and grabbed 1 rebound, with no assists or turnovers.

It's an odd switch for the Terps star, changing from the go-to scorer, to a passer – surrounded by unfamiliar wings and bigs.

Team USA will take on the home team Canada July 24th at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Canada is led by a few familiar faces including former no. 1 pick and Timberwolves power forward Anthony Bennett, Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson, and former college stars Melvin Ejim, Brady Heslip and Kyle Wiltjer.