Sunday, August 3, 2008

US Olympic Basketball: Part 2 of the Journey

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USA cruises by in an easy victory over the European Champion, Russia. 89-68. Kobe did most of the heavy offensive damage leading the team scoring 19 points, Carmelo scored 17, Wade scored 16. AK-47 (Andrei Kirilenko) scored 18 points for the Russians, in a game where the American had control since the first quarter 20 point lead. Coach K decided to play a small lineup since LeBron and Carmelo are the big guys on the team - odd if you ask me. US has been placed in Group B which has some formidable opponents including African Champion Angola, Spain, Greece, and Germany. Hopefully the success continues for Team USA who are looking to end the 8 year drought since the Sydney Olympics in 00'.

1 Comment:

prince preppy said...

USA has not yet met its largest competitors, but I do like the sight of a Kobe, Lebron, Dwane, and Carmelo front and back court. With all due respect, if Kobe reach the finals with Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, then Kobe can win Gold with the four best players in the world. Aight I am up and gone.


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