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Fratello alluded to that after Finland beat Ukraine the night after its beating by USA. Now locked in a tight one with Turkey.
Little scheduling bad luck for Ukraine, whose last 2 opponents had just played the USA. Game looks a lot slower the next time out.
Important day in Group C, where Turkey plays Ukraine, and Finland meets Dominican Republic. All are 1-1, fighting for 3 spots behind USA.
My father's ability to talk to randoms is amazing. He's in the hall of fame for stop-and-chatting.
I can feel your energy I can feel the energy
Simpsons Marathon...that's what my days looking like
Spain destroying Brazil after one. USA would have to score a lot to beat them, because their offense is just too good to be stopped.
If LeBron is seeing what Pau is doing to Varejao, he might ask for a rewrite to delete him from the letter.
Es tremendo jugar a 12 mil Km de Arg, y tener la sensación de q estamos jugando en casa. Gracias por el apoyo d los q están acá y los d allá
This must be Phil Jackson's bar of choice in Bilbao. http://t.co/zuds2xGwcU
Thank God for today
Fratello predicted more upsets in the Basketball World Cup on Sunday, and one right away today in Group B with Senegal beating Croatia.
US Open. http://t.co/SRWQ5L6HpK
Peace on my Mind...2 up ✌️
From Anthony Davis: "I think we didn't come ready to play in the first half and we can't afford to do that if we want to win a gold medal."
Un par de fotos de esta noche Couple of pics from tonight http://t.co/m0at4e4tpw
USA pulls away to win 98-77. Big second half for Davis and Faried was great all night to get them out of the halftime hole.
US finally safe now early in fourth with good second-half energy from Faried and Davis. Rose finally gets in up 16 with 7:41 left.
Coach K goes to Plumlee to spell Davis after Cousins' poor first half. Irving goes whole way in third while Rose sits after his.
Take away the two gold-medal games vs Spain, not much second-half trouble for US in recent years. Lithuania in '12, Brazil in '10 about all.
Davis has woken up, big start to second half. But Turkey hitting some 3s to keep the lead at 6, 7:16 left in the third.
Rose has no assists, two turnovers and is 0 for 2 in 9 minutes. Again, a lot would have to happen, but one of them is so far.
Anthony Davis, who has been the best USA player this summer, wasn't even best Pelicans big man on the floor in the first half. Asik was.
Well, well. Halftime score: Turkey 40, USA 35. Same Turkey team that was outplayed for 35 minutes by New Zealand on Saturday.
Among the tons of things that need to happen for USA to lose, Rose's rust would have to be really apparent. So far tonight it is.
USA looking ordinary on both ends in the halfcourt. Not style of game they want to play and can see a little frustration in having to.
Turkey-USA tied at 16 after one. USA fouled too much, can't get out and run when that happens, and settled for jumpers that were missing.
Asik, a non-factor yesterday, with a strong start today. Just outmuscled Davis for a three-point play, then bottled up Faried on defense.
So guess you could say the only real mistake USA made in its opener was a fashion faux pas.
USA posing again for official FIBA team pic that every team takes before its opening game because was still in sweats when they took it Sat.
Finland's coach believes the victory today over Ukraine proves that his team deserved the wild card into the Basketball World Cup.
Finland press conference ends with announcement team going to meet fans in plaza party. Slightly different ending than Pop's pressers.
Finland hangs on for its first Basketball World Cup win, beats Ukraine 81-76.
Mike Fratello's top assistant with Ukraine is Bob Hill, the former Knicks, Spurs, Pacers and Sonics coach.
Impressive flop by Finland, whose uniforms are the same colors as Duke's. Just saying.
Ukraine gets the final 13 of the third to cut Finland's lead to 57-52. Got a lot quieter in here the last three minutes.
Finland now up 18 in the third and has scored 57 points, now surpassing last night's total against the USA.
Finland up 13 in 3rd quarter over Ukraine and it's LOOUDDD in here. They hold on to win, I'm skipping USA game and going to their parties.
And all of it happened in 1 second of game time. Bottom line, Ukraine still up 2 over Finland at the half.
Ah, classic FIBA game. Refs miss Ukraine travel, should've ended half them up 2. 10 mins, 2 weird moments later, each team scored again.
This Sean Payton quote on Champ Bailey is a bit ominous: http://t.co/K6GwQ4qF3R
Finland looking pretty good today with room to dribble and shoot. Up 12-4 early on Ukraine.
Arena showing highlight from Finland's game Sat. Picked one where USA missed 2 shots on the same possession. Maybe that was the high point.
Thank God for today
The far scoreboard has now corrected itself to 29 points, so Garcia gets the win but loses his 30-point performance.
Big night for Francisco Garcia, who had either 31 or 29 points, depending on which scoreboard you believe in the arena.
Dominican Republic just called a timeout up 13 with 10 seconds left. New Zealand doesn't look thrilled.
But, while impressed by USA, is still picking Spain, saying their more seasoned guys will figure out how to handle the Americans.
Said the way Davis played sounded like the way Hanno Mottola had described trying to face Garnett back in the early 2000s.
Interesting talking to a Finnish journalist today about how they'd never seen anyone like Anthony Davis before. Was on another level.
Sorry for the mis stake. Princess Cujo looks ready to do....etc
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