How Australia defeated Team USA

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria Moments after the Boomers pulled off their historic victory over the USA on Saturday, Andrew Bogut looked his teammates in the eye and addressed them. That was a massive win, he told them, and we made history today, but we can go one of two directions from here: let’s stay focused on the ultimate goal. It’s a message each of the Boomers would echo during their postgame media commitments. Of course, it makes sense for the Boomers to keep a lid on what went…

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Australia shocks USA 98-94

From Bleacher Report: The United States men’s basketball team suffered its first loss while using NBA players in nearly 13 years Saturday morning, as Australia pulled off a 98-94 upset in a FIBA Basketball World Cup warm-up game at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. “They wanted it more than us tonight,” Team USA guard Kemba Walker told reporters. “Lesson learned for us.” It marked the end of a 78-game winning streak for the U.S. senior men’s national team. Patty Mills, who plays for U.S. head coach Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio…

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