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It's not surprising - his shot selection turns to shit in those situations.
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JeremyG wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:36 am
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That is interesting. So he is even worse in the 4th quarter.

Now do his percentages on 2 for 1 shots...
With 27 to 34 seconds left in a quarter, he was 1/11 (9.1%) in the playoffs. Overall in the last two years, he was 18/68 (26.5%).
No stat has ever matched the eye-test more than this.

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I think I could hit some of these three pointers Team USA is missing in the first half.
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Booker's been a mixed bag so far. Attacking and moving the ball well, but having a hard time finishing. Also lost his man on D for back-cuts a few times.
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Shabazz wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Booker's been a mixed bag so far. Attacking and moving the ball well, but having a hard time finishing. Also lost his man on D for back-cuts a few times.
Partially his fault, but that's also more likely to happen when their defensive strategy is to switch everything like it has been for most of the game so far.
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It's pretty clear Team USA needs to stop settling for 3's. Just because it's an open shot doesn't make it a good shot.

No coincidence the Spanish lead evaporated once guys started going hard to the rim.
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JeremyG wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:38 am
Cap wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:37 am
JeremyG wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:36 am
Indy wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:21 pm
That is interesting. So he is even worse in the 4th quarter.

Now do his percentages on 2 for 1 shots...
With 27 to 34 seconds left in a quarter, he was 1/11 (9.1%) in the playoffs. Overall in the last two years, he was 18/68 (26.5%).
How are you finding this?
I'm using my Stathead subscription.
You just unleashed a monster.

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This is starting to look like the Slovenia/Spain game. Spain played really tough with a lot of energy and then suddenly looked really tired once their shots stopped falling.
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Book is having a fantastic third quarter.
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Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:48 pm
Book is having a fantastic third quarter.
On both sides.
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Middleton and Tatum are ghosts right now. I don't think Pop can leave them in for long in the 4th.
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These refs are being very friendly to Spain in the 4th quarter. Gifted them three touch fouls in a row.
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I wonder if Rubio would shoot like this if he wore his Spain uniform under his NBA uniform every game.
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USA wins!

Rubio with 38 points.

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Spain ran out of gas except for Rubio. They couldn't keep any of their big guys on the court for very long and their coach caved to the pressure of matching Team USA's smaller lineup.
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International play Rubio is something else…Booker with 9/9/5/3 and 0 turnovers. Think I saw a team high +\- as well.
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I'll have to watch this one. Found it on tomorrow on DTV 220 at 7:35 pm. Where are you guys watching these games?
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NBC Sports app. Signing in with my cable provider.
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Shabazz wrote:
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NBC Sports app. Signing in with my cable provider.
Cool, thanks. Do we know when our next game is?
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Superbone wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:14 am
Shabazz wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:09 am
NBC Sports app. Signing in with my cable provider.
Cool, thanks. Do we know when our next game is?
You can see replays here if you login with your provider. I'm using a Dish account with a VPN and it's been much better than bootleg streams.

https://results.nbcolympics.com/results?sportId=107

I'm pretty certain Team USA will be playing in the later semifinal on Thursday that starts at 9:00PM JST. That'll be Thursday, 8AM EST stateside.
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