USA now two wins away from hoops goldPosted by Inside Hoops
Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete.
Oh, there are some major defensive flaws, but that hardly matters to this suped-up, American-manufactured scoring machine that goes from zero to 100 points in seconds.
Overpowering and dominant in a way not seen since the 1992 Dream Team, the Americans are now two wins from a second straight Olympic gold medal.
“We’re ready,” Carmelo Anthony said.
Pushed by teammate Kevin Durant to “turn it on,” Bryant scored 20 points - all in the second half - and the U.S. team stomped its way into the semifinals with a 119-86 win on Wednesday night over Australia, which scrapped as hard as it could until the world’s best team put the game away.
– Reported by Tom Withers of the Associated Press