Spain vs USA Olympic Mens Basketball Preview, Free Picks, Prediction 8/3/2021
|Spain vs USA Olympic Mens Basketball Quarterfinal|
|Date||Tuesday, August 3, 2021|
After 2 good first matches for Scariolo's pupils, it was time to face Luka Doncic's Slovenia on Matchday 3, with the difficult wastebasket of stopping the Dallas Mavericks star.
There is the parron at least in annotation, which weighs only 12 points, which is a very low mark for the usual records of him. The bad thing is that he dedicated to set up again assists to his teammates, 9, and capture rebounds with 14.
Spain played well but ultimately lost 87-95, with Ricky Rubio for the 3rd time as the Spanish leading scorer with 18 points as well as 9 assists and 3 rebounds.
Good game also from Alberto Abalde with 14 points and 4 rebounds and from Rudy, who contributed 12 points and 5 rebounds.
In the general statistics, the 16 triples made stand out, fewer balls will be lost and they will be recovered like the Slovenians.
The United States is the great power of world basketball and its hegemony also reaches these Olympic Games where its team with the greatest probability of winning gold by much difference compared to the rest of the teams.
That started with a defeat to France 83-76, but then woke up to beat Iran by a resounding 120-66, and in their most recent match they have beaten the Czech Republic 119-84.
This last shocks has left statistics of 61.6% in field shots with 47.6% of the triples, total dominance of the rebound with 36 for the 29 of the Czechs and of the assists, with 24 to 17.
This time the best have been Jason Tatum with 27 points and Kevin Durant with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
But America's repertoire is such that anyone can be the star. Against Iran without going any further, they were Damian Lillard with 21 points and 5 assists, and Devin Booker with 16 points and rebounds, the best of the team.
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