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Not sure how the defender is supposed to stop the ball carrier on those plays if those hits are penalties.
Is this godforsaken week over yet?
Trust rich, powerful dudes on your own dime, basically.
Gearon is leaking all this stuff to get what he wants. Ferry deserves whatever comes to him, but there are no pure intentions here.
Bad week for assuming stories are over.
USA moves on to Sunday's final where they'll face winner of France/Serbia. Lithuania will play for bronze on Saturday.
Credit US for taking Lithuania out of their comfort zone (w/o much resistance). LTU: 2/18 from 3pt range, JV with only 5 FGA, 1 in 2nd half
I can't help but love Boogie, just because I can picture all of the Hot Sports Takes bemoaning him.
Cousins is still jawing about Valanciunas' elbows to anyone who will listen on the US bench minutes after fouling out
Boogie vs. JV: October 5 in Vancouver. Get your tickets, y'all.
Pretty wonderful find by DeRozan there. Helps that Curry was the dude who caught it.
Rather awful defence from Motiejunas there.
With 4:30 left, USA up by 28, DeRozan and Valanciunas share the court for the first time this afternoon. Frustrating day for JV
Valanciunas clearly discouraged that he is not getting the ball. Lithuania's checked out, though.
Add Cousins to list of Valanciunas adversaries. JV doesnt forget about these things. Interested to see how it translates to future matchups
Valanciunas and Cousins will renew hostilities in Vancouver and then Sacramento in the near future to start pre-season.
Lithuania has just stopped getting back.
USA pulling away in the 3rdQ but Lithuania hasnt backed down physically. JV/Cousins matchup has been especially heated. Some bad blood there
I think the USA might win this tournament.
This one is over. USA will play for gold, Lithuania for bronze.
This game went from interesting to over rather quickly.
Opponents have taken issue with JV's elbows in the past. That was the origins of his feud with current teammate, then-opponent Greg Stiemsma
Flinch-gate aside, Valanciunas has sort of gotten lost in frenetic pace of the first half. Has just 1 FG in 4 attempts as US leads 43-35
JV had to have been caught off guard by Cousins' reaction, hence his humorous flinch. Can't imagine it was based in fear.
To be fair, Charles Oakley’s the only guy on the planet who doesn’t flinch with DeMarcus Cousins coming at him.
Many things for FIBA to be proud of; the depth of its officiating is not one of them. This looks Summer League-ish at times
Cousins with the rare combination of remarkable foolishness and remarkable restraint there.
Cousins goes after Valanciunas as the two bigs battle for a rebound. Former teammate Rudy Gay calms JV down.
Cousins thought about taking a shot at Valanciunas after VAlanciunas elbow choke
DMC just contemplated killing Jonas.
JV still looks off balance in the post sometimes.
Has anyone's stock skyrocketed as a result of this tournament more so than Faried's? Maybe Klay? Manimal becoming THE Man before our eyes
Sure, you tend to lose a lot on D when you become primary scorer, happened with McGrady after leaving Raptors, but stands out with Harden
Timely Grease reference by the FIBA commentator.
Am I “misremembering” or was James Harden not a decent defender in OKC? He’s horrific now.
Lithuania's plan of running an isolation against James Harden every time down the floor is sound.
Lithuania hanging around despite 7 1stQ turnovers. Not an advantageous formula vs the States. 21-16 USA. JV with 5 pts, 1 reb in 6 mins
USA up 21-16 after a quarter. Feels like a blown opportunity for Lithuania. Missed FTs, US sloppiness, etc.
No surprise there, but that was an outstanding piece by Masai Ujiri.
DeRozan checks in for the States. USA making their first push of the afternoon, taking advantage of a very sloppy start from Lithuanians
Valanciunas gets an early chance to pay Rudy Gay back for never passing to him.
Anthony Davis cares not for Hakeem Olajuwon's summertime teachings.
Board dominance and havoc created in passing lanes should be difference for USA today
Kenneth Faried: also hasn't gotten the JV pump-fake memo.
JV was a beast on the boards in the quarters but Team USA is a completely different an(man)imal. Americans have been dominant on the glass
Best to not turn it over, Lithuania. Like, ever.
Lithuania-USA semi-final on now on NBA TV Canada. Valanciunas opens the scoring.
Jonas Valanciunas goes up against some damn good big men imminently on NBA TV Canada: Lithuania vs. USA at 3 ET.
Davis, Cousins & the American bigs will be a good litmus test for Valanciunas. His biggest of the summer. Game's on NBA TV Canada @ 3pm
Not only was Mike Tyson swearing on CP24 not a sports story, it pretty much wasn't a story at all.
Correction on single-game Raptors tickets, they go on sale tomorrow. The info I got was for a pre-sale only
For those wondering about Raptors single-game tickets, pre-sale just went live at Ticketmaster
I can only assume Paul George's brain was in his lower leg and he broke that too. Wow.
17 yrs in sports radio/TV. 1000's of athletes/games covered & talked about. None of it tops being live on-air during day/night of Sept 11...
I mean, social media has its share of problems, sure. Being too harsh on Goodell/NFL/Rice/Ravens isn't one of them. Jeez.
Really cool to see Mike Tyson's Undisputed Truth show and even cooler to meet him after. What an unreal story.