Tatum sprains ankle in OT of Team USA’s win

Tatum sprains ankle in OT of Team USA’s win

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Jayson Tatum sprained his left ankle in the closing seconds of overtime in Team USA's 93-92 victory over Turkey in the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday night. Tatum rolled the ankle after delivering a pass to Khris Middleton, setting up the game-winning free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining. He had to be helped to the locker room and was off the floor when Middleton put the Americans ahead.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale He will be reevaluated Wednesday in Shanghai before the full extent of the injury can be determicheap nike nfl jerseys wholesalened, coach Gregg Popovich said. But Tatum was already feeling better after getting some treatment and left the Oriental Sports Center in shoes and with only a minor limp. "I think I was slipping a little bit, I…
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Boomers struggling to find World Cup consistency

Boomers struggling to find World Cup consistency

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Establishing consistency of identity is hard within the constantly shifting terrain of international basketball. Such are the challenges amidst the churn of personnel from qualification phase to major tournament; the gap between said major tournaments renders it difficult to glean worthy intel about how a team will actually perform when it matters. The Boomers' brains trust have often extolled the virtues of the program and the brand of selfless Boomers basketball that would come to define this team - the connective tissue that would bind them. In that vein, though wary of their opponents, the game against Senegal provided the Boomers yet another opportunity to solidify good habits. The day before the game, after an optional practice session, assistant coach, Luc Longley discussed the threat of Senegal. Their next opponents…
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Raptors’ Lowry (thumb) pulls out of World Cup

Raptors’ Lowry (thumb) pulls out of World Cup

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Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors says his surgically repaired thumb has not recovered sufficiently enough to allow him to participate with USA Basketball in camp for the FIBA World Cup, and he is withdrawing from consideration for the team.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap Lowry made the announcement Monday after meeting with his surgeon to gauge the recovery of his thumb, which was operated on last month. He was hoping to be on the court with the Americans this week when they resume practice in Southern California. Lowry wrote on Instagram that he loves "playing for USAB but I have to sit this one out and support the team from home." Lowry's decision means there are 15 players in the running for 12 spots on the final roster.…
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Popovich adds new chapter to coaching legacy

Popovich adds new chapter to coaching legacy

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Andrew Gaze recognises the irony. Gregg Popovich, 23-year coach of the San Antonio Spurs and one of the biggest advocates and proponents for international talent in the NBA, is at the helm of Team USA heading into the 2019 FIBA World Cup. For more than two decades, Popovich, 70, has been the trailblazer for bringing international talent into his NBA system which has enjoyed incredible success over generations, and still holds up today. More than 45 international players have come through the Spurs under Popovich, from headline acts Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli, all the way through to valuable role players - like Australian basketball hall-of-famer Gaze was during his stint under the great coach in their championship year in 1999.nfl nike jerseys for cheap Speaking with ESPN ahead of…
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Boomers channel Pop and pound the rock to take down U.S.

Boomers channel Pop and pound the rock to take down U.S.

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Long a San Antonio Spurs staple is the concept of pounding the rock. Pounding the rock, again and again. The adage refers to process over fixation with result. Of sustained endeavour, regardless of the odds. If you trust the process, the outcome will eventually take care of itself. Eventually, the walls of resistance inevitably crumble. Perhaps there's much to be said about the approach that Gregg Popovich drills into his team: Intractable belief can beat bludgeoning talent. And it's something the Boomers have channelled. If the two-game sample size against the best national team on the planet can be used to gauge the medal prospects of the Boomers, then their historic 98-94 victory over Team USA on Saturday will reverberate across the world. The margin for error is zilch. Not…
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Donovan Mitchell writes off Boomers loss

Donovan Mitchell writes off Boomers loss

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The Boomers, led by star guard Patty Mills, came from behind at Marvel Stadium to claim their first win over the United States in 28 attempts. For Team USA, it was the first time they had tasted defeat on the international stage since 2006. But Mitchell insists the loss isn't one that will concern the locker room, given that it was only an exhibition game with nothing on the line.cheap nfl jerseys china nike "At the end of the day, this game doesn't count," Mitchell said. "Obviously it hurts to lose but I look at this as more of a learning experience as opposed to we just lost. That's the mindset. If you think of this as a loss you start to get carried away. Kemba Walker, who once again…
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Chris Goulding: Team USA still going to be stronger than any NBA team

Chris Goulding: Team USA still going to be stronger than any NBA team

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Boomers guard Chris Goulding has laughed off the suggestion the upcoming Australia vs. USA basketball series won't be worth watching after a host of American superstars have withdrawn. When the two-game exhibition series at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium was first announced early last year, the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and James Harden were all expected to take part. But as the August 22 and 24 dates draw near, more and more of the high-profile American NBA stars have pulled the pin on the Australia tour as well as the upcoming FIBA World Cup. As things stand, the most notable Team USA squad member who will travel to Melbourne is Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker. He will be joined by teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as well…
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Lin fears that NBA has ‘kind of given up on me’

Lin fears that NBA has ‘kind of given up on me’

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More than one billion dollars in contracts were agreed to in the first 24 hours of the NBA's new league year, but free agency isn't a feeding frenzy for all players.cheap nfl nike jerseys china "Every year it gets harder," free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin said of his uncertain NBA future. "In English there's a saying and it says once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up," an emotional Lin said as part of a motivational speech in Taiwan for Christian outlet GOOD TV. "But rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me. So, free agency has been tough. Because I feel like in some ways the NBA's kind of given up on me." Lin, 30, won a championship with the Toronto…
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Grizz, Wolves advance to summer league finale

Grizz, Wolves advance to summer league finale

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Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 seconds left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League semifinals. The Grizzlies will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night in the title game. Minnesota beat Brooklyn 85-77 in the second semifinal. Clarke had 23 points -- including four in overtime -- and 14 rebounds to lead Memphis. Tyler Harvey, whose 3-pointer tied it in regulation, added 13 points, and Bruno Caboclo had 12.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china "We had some moments in the game today where we couldn't score, things weren't going the right way, we were trying [but] our legs were not there," said Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins, the only NBA head coach to also coach…
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Lonzo excited for ‘fresh start’ with Zion, Pelicans

Lonzo excited for ‘fresh start’ with Zion, Pelicans

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Lonzo Ball was in a car on his way to watch his brother LaMelo play in the Drew League when he learned via Twitter that he had been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. After the Los Angeles Lakers drafted the point guard second overall in 2017 amid incredible hype and pressure, Ball's purple-and-gold tenure ended abruptly a month ago after just two injury-shortened seasons. However, Ball said he had been expecting and bracing for change to come and is ready for a "fresh start" with Zion Williamson and the Pelicans. "I was kind of excited, honestly," Ball told ESPN of his first reaction to the trade, after filming Saturday for the PUBG Mobile Team Up Superstar Showdown event. "I kind of figured someone was going to get moved soon…
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