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It should be an easy win in which we will get to see Sims and Stewart get some good minutes. I expect Geno will use the game to work on offensive flow, spacing and combinations. Unfortunately, I don't know that Angola is good enough to really test the USA defense.
 

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Should be a blowout with everyone getting a good number of minutes. I'm predicting a 100-45 win, and that is conservative.
 

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Well, both China and and Serbia both beat Angola badly, And Team USA beat China and Serbia by 20+.

It should be 100-45, but it may not be. Thus far, Team USA has been challenged a bit more than expected. I could see two possible reasons for this. One is simply that the Americans have a lot to clean up. Another is more that the foot hasn't been completely on the gas pedal thus far. The mentality may be that there's a lot of basketball to be played over such a short timeframe, and it doesn't necessarily make sense to go all out against manifestly inferior opponents. It absolutely MUST be a different story once we get to single elimination, but as it is, Team USA has already clinched advancement to the QF.

Don't get me wrong- Team USA will win convincingly. I just don't expect a tour de force.

For the record, the men were the same way in the FIBA tournaments, and then unabashedly opened a can of whoop ass in the gold medal game.
 
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Well, both China and and Serbia both beat Angola badly, And Team USA beat China and Serbia by 20+.

It should be 100-45, but it may not be. Thus far, Team USA has been challenged a bit more than expected. I could see two possible reasons for this. One is simply that the Americans have a lot to clean up. Another is more that the foot hasn't been completely on the gas pedal thus far. The mentality may be that there's a lot of basketball to be played over such a short timeframe, and it doesn't necessarily make sense to go all out against manifestly inferior opponents. It absolutely MUST be a different story once we get to single elimination, but as it is, Team USA has already clinched advancement to the QF.

Don't get me wrong- Team USA will win convincingly. I just don't expect a tour de force.

For the record, the men were the same way in the FIBA tournaments, and then unabashedly opened a can of whoop ass in the gold medal game.

As we have seen with the UConn teams in the past, opponents will bring their 'A' game to the court. I expect a battle early on...

Then I expect to see the USA teams start to work on plays, bringing in the youthful members to continue their training.

I am looking forward to the game.
 

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ummmm....I am wrong...USA is shellacking poor Angola

We have 3 minutes to go in the first quarter and USA is up 27 - 6.
Griner just blocked Angola.

Usual starters....subs are in, looks like the entire starting line-up was just subbed out
 

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For the last three minutes of the quarter, Lyndsey, Angel, Seimone, Nneka and Candice are in
 

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Seimone with the steal, gets the ball to Nneka who scores...
 

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31 - 6, USA forces a shot clock violation

USA plays pretty when they are not getting mugged
 

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Nice passing sequence for USA, then Lyndsey with a long bullet pass to Angel who misses the 3.
Angola shoots over Dupree for 2
 

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wow - long wait to start the play, then some unfortunate ball handling by USA resulting in a shot clock violation

Angola sends up a prayer at the end of time and makes the shot. Good for them!

33 - 11 at the end of the first q
 

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Did USA gel that quick or is Angola that bad?
 

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I feel like USA could use another center on this team.
 

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same 5 start the second q

little lapse on D allows Angola to take it to the basket for 2.
Nneka scores on a nice run to the basket
 

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Lyndsey dishing out a couple of assists for Angel and Candice
 

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Nneka with a FIERCE rebound off a Angel miss back up for 2 and is fouled
 

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makes the shot, score is 45 - 15

They say Stewie is coming in
 

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Angel drives to the hole and is fouled.
Stewey is in, Dupree are out

Sims is in, gets a steal and takes it to the hole makes the shot and is fouled!
 

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Sims makes the shot
48 17 USA....on the other end Stewey gets a rebound but gets it taken away....
Odessy losses a ball out of bounds....c'mon kids!
 
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