Wednesday, September 3, 2014

USA Beats Dominican Republic 106-71

Team USA just beat the Dominican Republic 106-71.  Kenneth Faried led the team with 16 points and 6 rebounds.  Faried's high motor was shown off in today's victory, as was all over the court.  He was dunking the ball, grabbing rebounds, and slamming down put back dunks.  Faried has shown he is one of the best players on this team.  DeMarcus Cousins also had a great game.  Coming off the bench Cousins scored 13 points and had 7 steals and 5 rebounds.  He is the spark Coach K looks for to come off the bench.  Anthony Davis had another good game with 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks.  Both Davis and Faried have surprisingly led this USA team every game.  Before the tournament started most people expected the loaded backcourt of team USA to do all the work, but the opposite has happened.  Faried and Davis are outplaying the backcourt composed of Steph Curry, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson, and more.  The bigs are doing a good job proving that they are the true stars of the team.  Team USA is now 4-0 in pool play, and they have clinched first place in Pool C.  They have one more game before the Round of 16 begins.  Watch Kenneth Faried and Anthony Davis lead Team USA one last time in pool play tomorrow at 11:30 AM ET against Ukraine on ESPN.

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