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Olympic Basketball’s Most Entertaining Team Is Going For Gold

My love of the Akatsuki Five, as they’re known, began last week, when they played Team USA in the second game of group play. I was in a grumpy mood to start; mostly because the game was at 12:40 a.m., but also because the American women, winning but sluggish and turnover-prone, hadn’t been making the late nights worth my while. Pretty soon, I was in a great mood: The run-and-gun Japanese team was fascinating.

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