USA vs. Spain Game Thread (Gold Medal Game)
Discuss the game here.
Melo guarding Gasol?! lololol
That Rudy Fernandez dunk makes me wish Blake Griffin could of played in these games
It is nice to see that Kevin Love's gold medal game defense looks so much like his regular season apathy.
Never seen Coach K look so nervous
Sergio Rodriguez is looking like Steve Nash out there. And how the refs missed that push by James on Marc Gasol for a 3 point play I'll never know.
Spain's coach should smack himself for allowing Gasol to pick up his 4th in the first half... Dumb. Just dumb.
What a horrible coaching move, that coul potentially cost them the game. You have size advantage and you give a lot of it up by keeping Marc in there that long
It's also Marc's fault. He knows how many fouls he is on and he made a dumb foul... I agree with you though he shouldn't be out there
Westbrook might want to finish out the defensive possession before wanting to cherry pick and get a dunk
Westbrook nearly turns the ball over after just giving up a three on a 50/50 ball on the previous possession. He hasn't improved that aspect of his game this summer lol
Oh, now he did turn it over.
Also of note... There are some stunning Spanish girls in attendance
They clearly borrowed these refs from the boxing tournament. Bad both ways, but come on.
Love sucks at defense, but he's an amazing rebounder.
Anyone else wanna punch Rudy Fernandez, just because....
lol ^ at the punch.
BTPH: some1 gotta make it a close game
Yea, after that flop... Now, I want to punch Fernandez in the nuts.
Too much of foul-a-thon, it's already 1am here and at this rate I'll be up till 6am. Enjoy the game. And after that acting job I can see why you would wanna punch Rudy Fernandez lol
US would be being blown out here if not for Love's rebounding. I have to accept the fact that Coach K isn't going to play Chandler I guess no matter how much Spain pounds the ball into the paint. Oh well, I think the US could use the defense and the high percentage offense he brings.
Marc Gasol getting that fourth foul was a fluke play but it was fighting with Love for an offensive rebound. Drawing that foul on M Gasol is probably going to be huge in this game and . The Gasol brothers passing over the US defense was looking a little scary and with the potential to really go on a run there with quality shots. Especially if Coach K kept playing the small ball lineup. Melo trying to guard M. Gasol was funny.
They were up 8 before he ever checked in. Pitiful defense matters. Don't let your fanboy status change the facts.
Yea, let's ignore Kevin Durant's 17 first half points and 8 free-throw attempts. That had nothing to do with anything lol.
And I don't think Chandler can defend either Gasol.
Actually, I think we have to match their facial hair. That is the problem. The US team is intimidated by all the hair on Spain. Coach K should unleash The Beard!
its awkard to see a comercial-less halftime
Gasol abusing Chandler... And one.
Is it just me or did Pau Gasol bulk up a bit?
Pau is really good on offense.
Now it's Love's turn to get abused!
Team USA would be better just letting LeBron defend Gasol... Chandler and especially Love not going to get it done.
US might be saving that until late. But I expect Lebron ti guard Pau some point in the game.
ANYONE SAW K. LOVE FACE WHEN AS HE FOULED MARC LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
(now he fouls pau)
I didn't, on a count of Marc Gasol hasn't played the 3rd quarter.
Seriously... Pau Gasol is starting to dominate this game.
I miss this from him after watching Mike Brown play him in the high post all season.
What the hell happened there?! Commercial mid game?
Kevin Durant and Pau Gasol both having amazing quarters. USA has dominated the third quarters in most games... This game is going to go down to the wire.
Who's going to step up and take over the 4th? Kobe, Durant, LeBron, or Melo?
Omg... Deron! Why! That would have been epic.....
get dwill out the game please
lebron is gnna be the facilitator in the 4th
So where is Chandler? Why is he on the bench? Are they really going to play Lebron at center for a whole quarter?
Durant has the hot hand, so I expect Team USA to keep going to him.
Paul going into 4th quarter Clippers mode right now
This is team USA's best line-up. Bron, Durant, Melo, Kobe, and Paul. They may go with this line-up for the rest of the game
LeBron getting his 4th foul is huge...
i really want USA to win, all NBA stars that i like and so on..
but man they really play bad defense or nearly no defense..how in the world slower guys beats USA athletic freaks off the dribble
Too many wide open misses right now for Team USA
They NEED LeBron back in the game. He's obviously the only guy that can get this team to play together.