USA's (possible) first test tomorrow, 8 AM
Old 07-31-2008, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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in the Cotai Arena in Macau on Friday at 8:00AM ET on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD, THE SCORE in Canada.

Lithuania Roster
Simas Jasaitis
Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Robertas Javtokas

Rimantas Kaukėnas
Linas Kleiza
Darjuš Lavrinovič
Kšyštof Lavrinovič
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Jonas Mačiulis
Marijonas Petravičius
Darius Songaila
Ramūnas Šiškauskas


Head Coach: Ramūnas Butautas

USA Roster(name-position-team):
Carmelo Anthony, Forward, Denver Nuggets
Carlos Boozer, Forward, Utah Jazz
Chris Bosh, Forward, Toronto Raptors
Kobe Bryant, Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard, Center, Orlando Magic
LeBron James, Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jason Kidd, Point Guard, Dallas Mavericks
Chris Paul, Point Guard, New Orleans Hornets
Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Detroit Pistons
Michael Redd, Guard, Milwaukee Bucks
Dwyane Wade, Guard/Forward, Miami Heat
Deron Williams, Guard, Utah Jazz

Head Coach:
Mike Krzyzewski


Siskauskas is supposed to be one of the better 2 way players in europe, Songaila and Kleiza are solid players in the league, Javtokas was signed by SAS and is a beast inside, and we all know what Sarunas can do in international play. Hopefully they can put together 2 good halfs of basketball instead of 1 qtr+2 mins like Turkey did today. I'm still debating whether to tape this or get up and watch it
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm scared...
So at 8 is when the slaughter begins? What channel?
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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They are playing better today, the ball is moving more.

BTW, I feel Im not going to like the Chinese public at all.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know...

Three on one and the best they can get is a Redd 3 point shot. lol
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I dont know if you saw the game against turkey. It was one on five the whole fucking game lol. None of this teams are really giving them any true work though. Maybe for some stretches.
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That documentry "Road To Redemption" seems pretty good. I'd also like to state on the record, i know alot of people dislike LeBron these days, but he seems like a nice kid with his head on right. Im officially a LeBron fan now
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BTW, I feel Im not going to like the Chinese public at all.
Care to elaborate?
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Watched the game. And I gotta say, the way USA plays ball is both annoying and great.

I mean, it's friggin streetball for those Americans. Alley-oop after alley-oop, one-touch passes here and there....damn.
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We'll see what everyones favorite non NBA coach(blatt) can do tomorrow with the Russians. Its at 3am, gonna tape it and watch it later. Hopefully they can break the record and keep it close for 2 qtrs
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Deron Willams will be the difference for USA in a major way. I just dont see any teams that can throw someone at him that wont get dominated or cause an ever worse mismatch on another spot. Just the type of PG Jose hates to deal with, physical, strong, and quick to boot. Im going out on a limb and saying when its all said and done, him and not CP3 will be known as the best PG of this era (woah :P ),
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no limb, i've been on that bandwagon for sometime now
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I dont know if you saw the game against turkey. It was one on five the whole fucking game lol. None of this teams are really giving them any true work though. Maybe for some stretches.
I see your point Belsius, but it has to be said that almost all their attacks were in transition due to his great defence.

I want to watch Spain vs US so badly... Calderon vs Kidd, Raul Lopez vs Deron (past and present of Utah Jazz) and CP vs Ricky "business" Rubio. Both teams are doing great defences with a lot of steals and fast breaks, it's going to be a tough game.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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...How do they expect us to catch a 3AM game..T_T
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Even though they won by 20, they looked a little ugly against Russia IMO. They were within 8 in the 3rd quarter... most of the US team's gameplans were isos and players creating for themselves. Nothing coming from inside.
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