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Team USA – One More for the Gold Medal

Posted on 12 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

Just like all the other opponents Team USA has gone through in the 2014 Basketball World Cup, Lithuania managed to pose a problem for a very short time. They might have had size to match and were chippier and dirtier than other teams, but the end result was the same: 96-68, with the backcourt doing most of the job, led by Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Klay Thompson. More

Team USA – France Did Their Dirty Work For Them

Posted on 11 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

The Basketball World Cup was about clashing the USA and Spain (the host country) in another mouth watering final, but France went ahead and spoiled that fantasy by beating the Spaniards in the quarterfinals, so the American team has Lithuania to play against in the semifinals, and then waiting for the winner between the surprising Serbia and the French. More

Team USA – Derrick Rose Might No Longer be Rusty

Posted on 10 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

Another sluggish start, another great finish from Team USA as they beat Slovenia 119-76 in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup. However, the biggest piece of news wasn’t the victory, but getting the best game from Derrick Rose since the beginning of the tournament and for the first time not looking like he’s struggling with his shot. More

Team USA – Stephen Curry Finally Shows Up

Posted on 7 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

There have been very few reasons to actually be frustrated with Team USA and specifically the results in the Basketball World Championships, but guard play and excellence has mostly been absent from the tournament. Stephen Curry finding his groove from beyond the arc in the 86-63 round of 16 win over Mexico. More

Team USA – Going According to Plan

Posted on 5 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

A 5-0 start in the group stage, no injuries to be worried about. The rest? It’s all fixable. Beating Ukraine 95-71 put the USA through to the round of 16 in the Basketball World Cup, not letting another slow start worry them as James Harden led the team in what seemed to be the first time in this tournament that the perimeter players were more dominant than those in the paint. More

Team USA – Kenneth Faried Close to Unstoppable So Far

Posted on 4 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

The difference between Team USA and their opponents so far in the Basketball World Cup has been the size and quality of their big men, with Kenneth Faried almost surprisingly standing out yet again, this time in a 106-71 win over the Dominican Republic to make it a perfect four-for-four in the group stage. More

Team USA – Anthony Davis & Kenneth Faried Make Everything Look Easy

Posted on 3 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

As expected, the USA basketball team are now up to 3-0 in the Basketball World Cup, beating New Zealand 98-71, once again led by the devastating inside duo of Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried, standing out ahead of the rest for a third consecutive game. More

Team USA Over Turkey – Things Start to Get Complicated

Posted on 1 Sep, 2014, by in NBA

If Team USA needed some sort of warning that this World Cup wasn’t going to be walk in the park came their tough game against Turkey which they did win 98-77, led by Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried, but showed worrying signs that they might not be as good as they see themselves. More

Team USA – As Easy as it Gets

Posted on 31 Aug, 2014, by in NBA

There’s nothing to really take from Team USA opening their Basketball World Cup campaign in Group C with a 114-55 win over Finland, showing just how far some nations are in this sport from the best league and players in the world, led by Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson, who didn’t really feel like taking it easy on a team clearly out of its league. More

Team USA: Final 12-Man Roster Has Been Decided On

Posted on 23 Aug, 2014, by in NBA

Following a 112-86 win over Puerto Rico, Team USA cut Gordon Hayward, Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver and Chandler to make it a 12-man roster that’s heading off to play for the Basketball World Championship in Spain, which means the team will consist of Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Mason Plumlee, DeMar DeRozan and Andre Drummond. More