LONDON -- Three thoughts on the U.S.' 109-83 semifinals win over Argentina.
Look for Spain to pack the paint, dig to get back on defense and try to out-execute the U.S. in the halfcourt on Sunday. But the Gasol brothers are the great equalizer, a pair of All-Star centers with a proven ability to score and rebound in the paint. Spain will try to work the offense through the Gasol's, but remember this: In the first half Russia effectively denied Spain's big men the ball by mixing up the defenses, using its athleticism and giving the entry passing guards different looks. Expect the U.S. to try a lot of the same things.