Game Thread: FIBA 2010 Preliminary Round - Game 2 - Team USA vs Slovenia

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Just another ha ha-ha ha ha haaaa... LAUGHER!

via 3.bp.blogspot.com

But it sure didn't look like a laugher after the 1st qtr, with Croatia down only 2. But the speed and athleticism of USA's defense in the 2nd qtr made Croatia work for their shots, and it wore them down. It didn't help that even when they had some "easier" looks at the rim, Croatia still could not buy a shot. The result was a 26-6 2nd qtr, turning this game into a laugher by halftime. Team USA wins it 106-78.

The blowout means none of the players were overtaxed in this game, so they should be reasonably fresh for this morning's game against Slovenia, who also had a blowout win against Tunisia, so they are also reasonably well rested. Mmmm, 6:30am game. You hard core enough to watch this game live?

Familiar names on Slovenia: Goran Dragic.

Preliminary round lineup:

Day Date Opponent Live PDT Live Chan Replay PDT Replay Chan
Sun Aug 29 Slovenia 6:30am ESPN2, espn3.com 3:00pm ESPN2
Mon Aug 30 Brazil 11:30am ESPN, espn3.com 8:00pm ESPN2
Wed Sep 01 Iran 9:00am ESPN, espn3.com 8:00pm ESPN2
Thu Sep 02 Tunisia 6:30am ESPN2, espn3.com 9:30pm ESPN2

It should be against the law to get up at 6:30am for a game.

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