[private]Team USA cruised to an easy victory to go 2-0 in pool play by defeating Angola 97-76. Dwyane Wade led his team in scoring with 19 points. Team USA struggled from the free throw stripe and hit just 23% of it’s threes. In the end, there was simply too much talent for Angola to overcome. Team USA will need to play a bit tighter against their next foe Greece, a team that defeated them in the semi finals of the World Championships a mere two years ago.
Coach K on the upcoming game with Greece – Our team knows a lot about them. I’m very close friends the coach. He’s actually come to Duke and spent time with me. One of the assistant coaches, Nick, has spent the whole year with us. We have great respect for them. They play as hard as anybody we can play against, especially on the defensive end of the court. Their offensive schemes are well conceived. I think their team starts with their guards. They really have three point guards and all three of them can be in at the same time.
They value possessions. You have to play them possession by possession. You have to play them with great intensity for 40 minutes. Our guys already know that but we’ll reinforce that. It’s a great game for us to play too to get ready for the medal round because we feel Greece has a good chance as anybody. That’s how much we think of them
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