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World champion Javi Martinez after meeting Derrick Rose: "I'm a happy man now." NBA stars are the biggest stars.
For those who don't know anything about soccer, Martinez is a World Cup winner with Spain. Big basketball fan.
Derrick Rose booed and a bit frustrated again.
Derrick Rose goes for the layup in a one-man fast break with no opponent near.
(That teammate had won the title multiple times).
First first pumps at press row so far. Turkey just won a thriller.
Bad offense here. Finland taking hero shots now.
Finland misses free throws,Turkey hits three-pointer with four seconds to go and ties the game. Ouch.
I was half expecting Dominican Republic to blow this game, but might prevail thanks to key offensive rebounds.
Francisco Garcia back to the bench. Not moving all that well.
Terrific defense by the Finnish now. Not that Dominican Republic's offense is a thing of beauty, though.
Francisco Garcia back on the floor.
Francisco Garcia leaves the game limping.
Thibodeau won't stop taking questions. USA Basketball staff laughing a bit in the background.
Thibodeau: We think we're a championship-caliber team, but we have to work on it.
Thibodeau says he's enjoying international basketball a lot.
Thibs: "Derrick Rose has to work on his timing."
Thibs says Derrick Rose will handle three games in three days well.
Tom Thibodeau says Pau Gasol looks on top of his game right now.
Team USA coasting through the game a bit now. New Zealand putting together a nice performance.
Of course, James Harden now comes out firing. Three-pointer and dunk on New Zealand.
Just 13 shots taken in two games and a half. He's had 11 assists, though.
For a guy that was touted as leader of Team USA, James Harden has been pretty passive at the World Cup so far.