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USA vs. Spain Game Thread (Gold Medal Game)

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they just re-played k. love

they just re-played k. love i-dont-know-what-to-do face as he fouled the guy in the post. LOL.

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gasol been trying to set that

gasol been trying to set that hard screen on chris paul

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Was Kobe wiping away tears on

Was Kobe wiping away tears on the sideline?

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coach K. let all his inner

coach K. let all his inner feeling vent in that one second of "jumping in joy". then back to straight face until he wins again

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He'll need hip surgery after

He'll need hip surgery after jumping like that lol

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He actually already has two

He actually already has two hip replacements lol.

It actually seems like after he jumped he thought to himself "yeah I probably shouldn't have done that".

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LeBron's greatest season.

LeBron's greatest season.

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Yea, you have to give him all

Yea, you have to give him all of the credit you can give a guy for what he's done this season.

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gold

gold

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So cool to see these guys

So cool to see these guys celebrate. You really see the joy they have for the game and each other. It is times like this that make you forget that these guys get paid millions to play a game. USA!

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Glad we had a competitive

Glad we had a competitive game there. I got a little nervous. The US really never found a way to stop the Gasol Brothers. The only person to stop them was Marc's fourth foul, his coach putting him on the bench, and Lebron's left cross to Pau's face (unintentional). CP3 turned it on on both sides. He forced that Pau pick to be set way too far from the basket because he was harrassing that Spain guard so bad. Then he turned it on on offense.

Durrant, what can you say. Just a scoring machine all game.

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The only person to stop them

The only person to stop them was Marc's fourth foul, his coach putting him on the bench, and Lebron's left cross to Pau's face (unintentional).

Yea, I think these two things right here really hurt Spain. The little moment Pau was out in the 4th really hurt them.

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Would love to watch a game of World Vs USA

Wonder what would be the out come if the world starting 5 was

PG- Tony Parker

SG- Manu Ginobili

SF- Andrei Kirilenko

PF- Dirk Nowitzki

C- Pau Gasol

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PG- Tony Parker SG- Nicolas

PG- Tony Parker

SG- Nicolas Batum

SF- Lual Deng

PF- Dirk Nowitzki

C- Pau Gasol

Manu Ginobili loves to be the six man.

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PG: Parker, Nash, RubioSG:

PG: Parker, Nash, Rubio

SG: Manu

SF: Deng, AK47

PF: Pau, Dirk, Ibaka

C: Marc, Scola, Bogut

interesting topic, this needs its own thread.

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here is mine: PG:

here is mine:

PG: Parker/Nash/Rubio

SG: Batum/Manu

SF: Deng/Gallinari/AK47

PF: Dirk/Horford

C: Pau/Marc

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Game

Glad to see a competitive game. I had a feeling that Gasol 4th foul would change the game. On one hand you can say Spain hung in and kept it close, but it meant riding Pau and by the end of the game he was out of gas. I also think USAs depth helped a lot. While the Spanish guards seemed to wear down at the end, the USA guards were still fresh.

Other thoughts:

I really liked Durant's aggressiveness at times. I didn't feel like he was content with just hanging around and waiting his turn like he often does in NBA games.

Anthony can play, but it seems like his only thought is shoot the ball. He has no real concept of playing in an offense that is not centered around him.

I could only imagine how good Westbrook would be if he had any type of basketball IQ.

I don't see how Love is so horrible at defending. I understand he can hit anywhere on the court and he's a monster on the glass, but you have to knock him down quite a bit for his defense.

Tyson can't guard anyone that has any type of craftiness to their post game. The NBA is a very safe place for him with all the 7 foot stiffs that you don't have to worry about unless they are right under the basket in position to dunk.

Mike Brown should take some notes. What you saw today is how he should have used Pau. While it's obvious Pau is not going to be the main focus with Kobe or even Bynum in the game, you can do a lot of things with him besides have him stand outside the paint shooting jumpshots and he has the ability to find open teammates.

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