Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at 8:10 am  |  10 responses

Polladaday: USA-ESP Thoughts?

Team USA squeaked out an 86-85 victory yesterday in an exhibition game in Madrid. What did you think of the squad’s play?

How'd Team USA do against Spain?

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  • http://www.shawnkemp.com Masr

    its good that they can play in exhibition games and win but..it’s exhibition games so it really doesn’t matter. Best of luck in turkey.

  • Loaf

    i thought you was going to cover the game a little bit?

    was pretty entertaining game! Rubio played well, though Durant took over, which i expected he would and could do

  • COGGIE13

    i think its silly that Spain are not getting the credit they deserve.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    spain’s one of the better teams they’ll play. once these games start counting, they’ll need to do a better job of rebounding and playing transition and pick and roll defense. i think kevin love might deserve a little more run than he’s getting, if only because he’s a big body that rebounds. the next time i see tyson chandler try to slap a rebound to someone instead of grabbing it himself, i’m gonna throw something.


    Spain is a very good team, so a W against them is a good thing. Also Durant stepped up, and played dominant against Spain after shooting poorly against Lithuania. These are good signs in my honest opinion. Go USA!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t understand why Love isn’t playing either. He’s perfectly suited to international ball.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    I liked what I saw in the Spain game. KD talking ish back to Lil Gasol was good to see.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Agreed…. they’re short on bigs, Love would seem to fit the international game, rebounding big man with range… yet… garbage time. Weird.

  • Jacob (from Australia)

    Every time the game got exciting, the refs came in and killed it. I can’t understand how the interpretations changed so much from the Lithuania game to this one, even the players look confused.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I can understand why. The refs seem to call the game in whatever manner favors the team playing against the US. Lithuania is filled with bruisers, so contact was allowed to happen. Spain has more floppers, so it was called tighter.