Wade leads U.S. to victory

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) -- One day Carmelo Anthony leads the U.S. in scoring. The next game, it's Dwyane Wade's turn.

Wade scored 26 points Sunday night to lead the U.S. to a 121-90 rout of Yao Ming and China, the Americans' second victory in as many games at the FIBA world championships.

Someone else may lead the way against Slovenia on Tuesday.

This is how the Americans were assembled. Unlike many teams in the world championships, they don't have to rely on one or two stars to carry the scoring load.

LeBron James averaged 31.4 points per game last year for Cleveland. He's averaging 13 in the first two games here.


The Americans have averaged 116 points against lightweights Puerto Rico and China.

Anthony scored a team-high 21 points in the opening 111-100 victory over Puerto Rico, and nine of the 11 Americans who played scored at least two baskets.

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