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At the trantran and with the most rambling game that is remembered since the 2002 disaster, the US team is already undefeated in the quarterfinals of the World Cup . The situation is such that it is not known if there would be more people who would be surprised if they won the tournament or to see them stay on the road. While the time comes, they beat Brazil (89-73) and will cross into quarters with France. If someone dares to make accounts, they will advance on the opposite side of Spain in the box.
The United States went to China with the fairest selection of talent since the 1998 World Cup - when the NBA's lockout forced them to improvise a selection with European university players and team players - and as such they have adapted their game. More discipline behind, more weight of the group in attack. They are very different from previous versions, there are no such dazzling stars, but so far they have been finding a way to win - well, being fair, Turkey found a way to lose.
The match against Brazil had a tighter start than the final score shows. The Anderson Varejao , Marcelinho Huertas, Leandrinho Barbosa or the hard Alex Garcia , illustrious veterans, asserted their military to have the US tied short. Gregg Popovich's team sweats against an area, has problems defending the post and containing the rebound, and Brazil knew where to hurt.
Although the expulsion of the volcano Asa Petrovic did not sit well in Brazil, between Varejao (14 points, 8 rebounds) and Vitor Benite (21 points, 15 in the first part for the escort of San Pablo Burgos), they kept the duel matched to rest (43-39). But in the second part, with the rebound better controlled and more settled in defense, the United States ended up breaking the game.
Without brightness, without stars although with a deep squad - despite the casualties of Jayson Tatum and Mason Plumlee against Brazil -, the United States continues to take forward the matches and is already in the quarterfinals - he was already a mathematician with the elimination of Greece- and France will be measured in the same part of the table as Serbia and Argentina . In other words, Spain, Poland, Australia, which beat France today, or the Czech Republic will play the World Cup final.
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