Talented U.S. may only get better
LONDON -- Three thoughts from Team USA's 107-100 win...
Don't interpret the final score as the U.S. struggling in many ways, either. They played a smart, talented disciplined Spain team that dominated the paint (48 points) with Pau Gasol and knocked down timely threes, led by crafty 32-year old guard Juan Carlos Navarro (21 points).
Spain's weak link? How about head coach Sergio Scariolo. Scariolo made numerous questionable decisions, beginning with leaving Marc Gasol in with three fouls early in the second quarter (Gasol picked up his fourth seconds later) and including opening the fourth with both Gasols on the bench. All in all, it was a tough game for Scariolo.