Undefeated they stand: USA bball rolls again

Team USA improved to 3-0 Tuesday with a 98-71 win over New Zealand on Tuesday, and the Americans did so behind none other than New Orleans Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis.
Tribune News Service
Sep 2, 2014


The former Kentucky Wildcat finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds in another dominating performance. Davis is shooting 65 percent, averaging 19 points and 6.3 rebounds in the tournament.

Davis is imposing his will in just 21 minutes per game. He’s been the anchor for Team USA by controlling the paint on defense as a regular shot-blocking threat. Davis has been just as forceful and smooth on offense while playing conservatively.

He hasn’t forced shots and averages seven free throw attempts.

Tourney reset

The United States has games against the Dominican Republic and Ukraine looming to close out pool play. Every team plays Wednesday and Thursday to wrap up pool play, with the round of 16 beginning Saturday in Madrid and Barcelona.

Spain and Greece have already clinched spots in the second round.


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