Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Team USA at FIBA World Championships 4 games in update

Smelling his hair as he passes by
(Photo from Yahoo)
USA is 4-0 beating Croatia, Slovenia, Brazil and Iran. They'll play their fifth game against winless Tunisia before the knock out rounds start. They have already clinched a top seed.

The only close game was against Brazil when with 3.5 seconds left, Brazil missed the first of two free throws, then missed the second on purpose, shooter got his own rebound, passed it inside to the post, where they missed a shot that would have sent the game to overtime.

The starters are: Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Lamar Odom

Leaders for each game:

8/28 Croatia:
Points: Eric Gordon (16), Kevin Durant (14)
Rebounds: Kevin Love (10), Kevin Durant (8)
Assists: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chauncey Billups (4 each)
Steals: Andre Iguodala (3)
Blocks: Tyson Chandler (2)

8/29 Slovenia
Points: Kevin Durant (22), Rudy Gay (16)
Rebounds: Kevin Love (11), Lamar Odom (9)
Assists: Chauncey Billups and Derrick Rose (5 each), Kevin Durant (4)
Steals: Kevin Durant (4)
Blocks: Odom, Derrick Rose, Westbrook, Gay, Chandler (1 each)

8/30 Brazil
Points: Kevin Durant (27), Chauncey Billups (15)
Rebounds: Kevin Durant (10), Lamar Odom (9)
Assists: Chauncey Billups (3), Derrick Rose (2)
Steals: Andre Iguodala (5), Rose (4)
Blocks: Rudy Gay (2), Durant (1)

9/1 Iran:
Points: Kevin Love (13), Kevin Durant (12)
Rebounds: Tyson Chandler (7), Love (6)
Assists: Stephen Curry (5), Danny Granger (3)
Steals: Westbrook, Rose, Durant, Billups (2 each)
Blocks: Rudy Gay (2)

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