Sunday, August 27, 2006

Photo by: Jesse D. Garrabrant
The USA pulled out another blowout victory over Australia 113-73. This will probably be the last big blowout team USA will get. The 2nd period really blow the game open. The USA held Australia to 6 points while scoring 36 of their own. Carmelo Anthony got 20 points and 4 boards in 22 minutes. Anthony was great. He didn't even play much and he had a big game. Joe Johnson came off the bench for 18 points and 2 steals in 17 minutes. Johnson came off the bench ready to play. His shooting was on the mark and he had a wonderful game. Dwyane Wade got 15 points and 4 assists in 19 minutes. Good to see Wade try hard to get the ball to his team. Like the rest of the big three they should be rested for the game against Dirk and Germany. Chris Bosh got 12 points and 9 boards in 18 minutes. Bosh didn't have a big scoring impact on the game this time. All that matters for hi right now is that he's getting minutes. I am also glad to see him out there. Shane Battier got 12 points and 1 block in 12 minutes. Battier was one of 5 players in double figures for the USA. Three of those players came off the bench. Andrew Bogut got 20 points and 6 boards in 26 minutes. Bogut played a good game. He kept them close in 1st, but he couldn't beat them single handed. Brad Newley got 15 points and 2 boards in 23 minutes. Newly was the only one out their hitting jumpers. Newly and Bogut were the only players in double figure for Australia.