USA Basketball dominates Spain

USA Basketball dominates Spain

USA Basketball dominates Spain

The USA Basketball took their biggest competitors for Gold to task last night beating Spain them soundly 119-82 in Beijing. Spain is the defending world champions and expected to contend for a metal again.

By Steve Patterson

Lebron Leads

            Lebron James led the way for the USA with 18 points. The team went up by 20 points in the 2nd quarter and didn’t look back. The defense was great and the offense flowed from the turnovers created. A number of breakaways and three point shots tipped the scales early for the USA.


            Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant all had superior defensive performances against a team that has a number of NBA players. Their smothering defense limited Spain’s ability to score all game long and their 28 turnovers. Kobe has been matched up against each team’s top offensive weapon and played well against Jose Calderon and Rudy Fernandez for Spain.

Coach Kryzsewski

            The team has been able to stop back cuts thanks to some great coaching by Coach K and his staff. In past Olympic performances teams have been able to pass the ball behind the defense. But that has not been the case with the Redeem Team in 2008.
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