August 30, 2007

Undefeated Against Undefeated

The United States of America beat Uruguay last night (or morning, depending on where you live), by a score of 118-79. The problem? The United States faces a foe in Argentina, who, like the US, is also 6-0 after beating Brazil last night, 86-79 in overtime. The United States have obviously crushed teams like Argentina, but remember, these Argentinians are the defending Olympic champions and the number two ranked country in the world by FIBA (to the US). But, team Argentina is without the heart and soul of their team, and possibly their only chance at knocking off the United States, Manu Ginobili. But you also have to remember Luis Scola of that Argentina team, who had a double-double last night, scoring 23 and bringing down 12 rebounds.

To recap the US's game last night, they simply dominated. LeBron James put on arguably the tournament's best performance so far, going 11-11 from the field and 4-4 from behind the arc, scoring 26 points in just 14 minutes, after Coach K decided to give LeBron the second half off. LeBron's performance was only 2 points off Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson's record for points in a qualifying game. If the US wins, they will go into Saturday's semifinal as a number one seed.

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