I admit… I watched the first quarter of the USA-Australia game and thought “we’re not going to let these guys stay close… are we?”
Then the second quarter happened. And Kobe showed up. And Australia went down… hard. 116-85.
These guys are really going after it. They’re playing with a purpose. (Add third cliche here).
Next up: Argentina… which plays out very nicely. The 2008 semifinal is a rematch of the 2004 semifinal. So allow me, Redeem Team, to provide whatever added motivation you may need (assuming the Chinese internet censors allow it):