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Sunday, August 20, 2006

United States 121, China 90

United States 121, China 90

Dwight Howard numbers: 22 minutes, 16 points, 10 rebounds a couple of assists and a block. 8-11 from the line.

United States 111, Puerto Rico 100

Dwight: 18 minutes, 10 pts, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks.

Carlos Arroyo: 25 minutes, 23 points

Not bad for two 40 minute games.

7 Comments:

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    Good for Dwight. I could not watch any of the games, but I am curious as to why they are giving up so many points?

     
  • At 2:00 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Serbia and Montenegro 104, Lebanon 57

    D Milicic
    23 MIN
    8-11 FGM-A
    1-1 3PM-A
    1-2 FTM-A
    4 REB
    2 AST
    1 STL
    1 BLK
    18 PTS

     
  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    Matt,

    They are playing Mike D'Antonio ball at a high pace. Lots of possessions.

    I forgot to Tivo the last two games so I haven't seem them either.

     
  • At 4:27 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    That I undersatnd, but Weren't they supposed to combine it with Duke's defense?

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    Yes they were but there is not a lot of perimeter defenders on the squad. And that 3 point line is 3 FEET SHORTER than the NBA.

    They are making up for lack of defensive ability by playing twelve deep and wearing out the opposition.

    They are playing o.k. so far but could be in for a big shock once they get past the preliminary round.

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Good sign for the Magic that Darko, Dwight, and Arroyo are all playing well for their respectve national teams.

     
  • At 9:55 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    More on team USA defense approach, and if it will work throughout the tournament here:

    http://www.truehoop.com/international-basketball-39982-does-the-us-play-too-much-pressure-defense.html#discussion

     

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