Team USA Basketball: Instant Reaction To USA-Spain Scrimmage

August 22nd, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
Earlier this week, USA coach Mike Krzyzewski rightly acknowledged that today's scrimmage between Team USA and Spain wasn't nearly as important as any game the U.S. team plays in Turkey next week. 

 "I know how the international game works, and nobody wants to show too much. We beat Spain by over 30 points in pool play [in Beijing], but in the gold-medal game, we were up by just two points with eight minutes to go," Krzyzewski told ESPN's Chris Sheridan. 

With that said, Coach K didn't completely downplay the importance of the scrimmage against Spain—he noted that this team still needs to develop the consistency and chemistry of the Redeem Team, and they couldn't ask for a better test than matching up against one of the World Championship favorites. 

So, how did Team USA fare against the Spaniards?  Here's a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of the U.S.-Spain scrimmage.

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