After a very tough game against Australia, Team USA had a tougher challenge. Serbia had a shot to take the game into OT, but Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings pick, missed it. Team USA won 94-91 after a thrilling and exciting game in Rio de Janeiro.
They started a game great, leading after 23-5 after 6 minutes. After that, Serbia started to play passionately and aggressively and they managed to end an HT with 50-41, which was the great result for them after such bad start.
In the second half, Serbia started to play harder and to fight for every ball, but Team USA resisted. The margin was around 10 points all the time and Q3 was ended with the result 72-62 for Team USA. After that, Serbia realised that they have nothing to lose and started to make some great shots. Also, in the defense Serbia showed great teamwork and anticipation.
Entering last two minutes, Team USA had 94-87 and we thought that they are going to finish this game easily. But, Jokic and Teodosic made next 4 points and one minute till the end the result was 94-91. And after those misses, Team USA won another game.
We saw many great moves on this game like this one from Serbia. I think that they watched Spurs many times.
— Fadeaway World (@fadeawayworld) August 13, 2016
In Team USA there wasn’t a player who stepped up, they were all somewhere close. Kyrie Irving scored 15 points, DeAndre Jordan 13, Paul George, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony 12. Impressively, Jordan had 5/8 from free throw line. Also, Paul George had 9 rebounds.
In Serbia Team, we saw an excellent performance from Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets center. He added 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Milos Teodosic had 18 points, with 6 assists and Miroslav Raduljica, former Bucks and Timberwolves player had 18 points too.
Team USA has the best roster on this Olympics, but their play isn’t very good. Klay Thompson is shooting 4/18 from the field, 3/16 from the behind three point line. Also Draymond Green disappeared, DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan are playing very stupid, making easy fouls and also flagrant fouls. Melo, Durant, and Irving are on their level on this Olympics, others are playing beyond their possibilities. They need to wake up not to visit brothels.
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