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Global Challenge: Day One Rundown

DeMarcus Cousins

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Nike Global Challenge tipped off on Friday and DeMarcus Cousin, John Henson and DeShaun Thomas all put together big efforts on day one. Although it shouldn't be surprising to hear those names excelled, it was surprising to see one of the USA teams fall in the opening round.

In just their second year of putting together the Global Challenge, Nike managed to bring in some quality international opponents to face off against a trio of USA teams. The format consists of the eight teams facing off in tournament play and that began from the onset of the event. During the first contest of the day USA Team #1 took on Senegal, and despite predictions of a blow out by many... Recommended Stories

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