Friday, July 20, 2012

USA tunes up Great Britain for a Jolly Good Show 'Ol Chap !

The US had a solid showing yesterday against Great Britain in Manchester, England.  Although they did not pull away until the second half, the team showed its incredible potential with their killer perimeter defense and transition abilities. 

The box score looked great, as most players split time evenly and everyone got a chance to blend together.  Kevin Love got some more playing time down low, as did Anthony Davis who finished the day with four blocks.  The offense exploded in the second half as Deron Williams went 5 for 6 from deep for 19 points and 5 dimes.  Carmelo also had a monster 19 off of the bench, going 3 for 5 from deep.  Coach K chose to go with a quicker lineup to open the game, starting Deron Williams and Kevin Durant in place of CP3 and Carmelo.  Even though he came out a bit flat against Brazil, Melo was able to dominate inside and outside against Britain and show his true potential on this team. 
Team USA Box Score v Britain

Next up are the true tests for Team USA as they go head to head with #2 and #3 ranked teams in the world Argentina and Spain next week.  The team will spend the weekend in Barcelona, eating gaspacho and training with bullfighters.  Ole!

Melo Team USA
'Melo gettin nasty in Manchester

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