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Olympic Games Basketball 101: U.S. Women Pass Toughest Test, Beat Australia in Semis
August 10th, 2012 at 1:38 PM
The U.S. women's basketball team earned a hard-fought 86-73 victory on Thursday over their international rival, Australia, to advance to the finals in London. The win was their 40th straight in Olympic competition, and the Americans will shoot for their fifth straight Olympic gold. Australia controlled the tempo of the game...

Olympic Games Basketball 101: USA Men’s Team Has Record Setting Performance, 156-73 Over Nigeria
August 3rd, 2012 at 7:23 AM
There was nothing Nigeria could do to slow Team USA down on Thursday. It was a memorable game, but only for it's records. The Americans won 156-73, blowing out Nigeria from the tip-off. ***PHOTO1*** It wasn't three minutes into the game before Nigeria needed their first timeout. Kevin Durant had just hit his second three pointer...

Team USA Blows Out Tunisia After Another Slow Start, 110-63
July 31st, 2012 at 5:52 PM
It was another slow start for the U.S. men’s basketball team. They fell behind early and before the first period was over, all five were pulled by Coach Mike Krzyzewski. The bench went on to lead USA to a 110-63 victory over Tunisia. With 16 points each, Kevin Love and...

Team USA Blows Past France in First London Olympics Game
July 30th, 2012 at 8:04 AM
Team USA began their journey towards a gold medal on Sunday with its first victory at the London Olympics.  Kevin Durant and Lebron James led the train of NBA all-stars to a 98-71 victory against France in Group A pool play.  Durant lead the way offensively, scoring 22 points while...

Team USA Blows Out Dominican Republic in First Olympic Tune-Up
July 13th, 2012 at 8:45 AM
As is the case with most international and Olympic teams, Team USA basketball is approaching their round of exhibition games with a process-based mentality.  A roster stacked with perennial all-stars and all-NBA players does not necessarily mean team chemistry is inevitably present.  These pre-Olympic tune-ups are a time for experimentation...

Blake Griffin Suffers Meniscus Tear, to Be Replaced by Anthony Davis
July 13th, 2012 at 7:19 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Team USA front court seems to be stretching thinner and thinner by the day.  As a team lacking in size, the loss of Blake Griffin will have a profound impact on USA basketball going forward.  Griffin will be held out of the 2012 London Olympics after suffering a torn...

Team USA Announces 12 Man Basketball Roster
July 9th, 2012 at 8:19 AM
Guards Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Deron Williams Forwards Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin Centers Tyson Chandler  ***PHOTO1***  Team USA is finally ready to take on the rest of the world in London at the end of the month.  Head Coach MIke Krzyzewski has added the final pieces...

New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin Could Earn Invite to U.S. Olympic Basketball – to Scrimmage
February 25th, 2012 at 8:14 AM
USA Basketball has taken notice of New York Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin and may invite him to the team's training camp this coming summer. What he won't do, though, is play in the Olympics. ***PHOTO1*** USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo said that Lin will be considered among a pool of young stars to...