Rudy Gay suffered fractured jaw on 'dirty play'
"I've got a fracture in my jaw, a broken tooth and am going to probably need a root canal," Gay told Sam Amick of USA Today on Saturday. "The top is where I got hit. It's painful. It's uncomfortable, and it still bleeds, so I've got to continuously gargle. It is what it is, man.
"I think [the elbow] had a little bit to do with [the situation afterward]," Gay added. "It was a dirty play, man. It was a dirty play."
Gay and some of the Lithuanian players got into a shouting match after the game and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski had to step in to play peacemaker between the two sides.
Gay, despite having his mouth worked on until 2 a.m. on Friday morning in Barcelona before flying to Madrid, will be able to play in Sunday's final against Serbia, Amick reports.
- Chris Mascaro