Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  7 responses

Team USA Crushed Tunisia 110-63

The Americans were favored by 54 points against Tunisia, and though they fell short of that gambling milestone, Team USA is happy with the result and is now looking forward to a bit of R&R. Per NBA.com: “There is only so much of the buildup and competition that an Olympic team can take before a simple day completely off is warranted. That day is now for this team, as was evident from their lackluster start that preceded their monstrous finish in Tuesday night’s 110-63 blowout win over Tunisia. Don’t let the first seven minutes of the game fool you. The 47-point victory margin was indicative of exactly what went on in the game. But it’s what goes on between now and Thursday’s tilt against Nigeria that might be most important for this team. Carmelo Anthony bypassed the King’s English and kept it real when asked if it had to be now? ‘Hell yeah, yeah,’ he said and then smiled. ‘We’re still going to be around each other in the hotel or whatever sightseeing or other [Olympic] events we might get into. We’ve been going since Vegas non-stop and putting in a lot of work. I think [Wednesday], we definitely need that day.’ So don’t take the uneven start or U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski‘s decision to start his second unit after halftime or anything else you saw for anything other than what it was. Everything that went on Tuesday, including the announcement hours before the game against Tunisia that they’d have Wednesday off, was done with the bigger picture in mind. [...] With all due respect to Tunisia, Krzyzewski had no intention of letting his team loose on them the way he would have against a different opponent, say one of the handful of teams that pose a legitimate threat to the mission. ‘This isn’t a sprint, it’s a longer race and there is a lot of things that have to be done before the medal round,’ Krzyzewski said. ‘We didn’t get anybody hurt tonight, even though with Kevin we were concerned. I think you have to always look at it … I know people critique, what is it, quarter by quarter and minute by minute. But that’s not the way you develop a team. What did we get accomplished tonight? We won by almost 50 points against a team that really wanted to play hard against us and wanted to play zone.’”

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  • pposse

    iggys all left everything dunk was craaaazy

  • Otero

    Idk but for some reason Chris Paul doesn’t do it for me in international play maybe it’s the lack of range on his jumper on a consistent basis I think D Will should get more minutes and even let Bron run the one

  • Guilherme

    Where can i see some highlights ?? There are no real videos on youtube…

  • http://www.fb.com Reedo

    Its Crazy how some players in the league arent good international players, I really dont think Kobes, Cp3 and Westbrooke game translates that well.. they need to pound or have the ball isolated.. but guys like melo, KD, Iggy,Dwill and Chandler fit right in..Lebron is just a freak so He’ll be fine ANYWHERE. I thought KLove would really shine in these games.Kinda disappointing..

  • Matthew

    http://www.bbcsport.co.uk for highlights… search basketball.

  • cbb_fanatic

    Iggy left flames on the court. But you already know I’m most proud of AD making the most of his minutes and letting the international stage know who he is.

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    This Team USA looks stick together and united. And they also have great mindset. It’s only them who can lose the gold medal, no other team has a shoot imo. And DWill over CP3 all day every day this Olympics.