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By Eduardo Maisonet, III / @edthesportsfan
For FOX Deportes
It’s an analogy I’ve heard pundits and prognosticators lean on all the time when analyzing a team’s chances in an upcoming game…
“If (insert favored team here) players their ‘A-Game’ then they’re sure to win.”
Other than being a lazy analysis, its also problematic to thoroughly comprehend what in the heck exactly is someone’s A-Game. It reminds me of when Bobby Knight used to talk about showing a “gameface” then making funny contortions of his face. Cracks me up every time.
You know what didn’t crack me up? USA’s offensive explosion on Nigeria, as their 156-73 victory was as preposterous as the final tally looks. Here’s “The Five” from Thursday’s trouncing.
1. That Might Be The Greatest Shooting Performance From A Team Ever: Sometimes there’s nothing that needs to be said. This is one of those times. I’ll just let the stats tell the story.
Team USA’s field goal shooting: 59-83 (71.1%)
Team USA’s three-point shooting: 29-46 (63.0%)
Team USA’s free-throw shooting: 9-14 (64.3%)
Only 9-14 free-throwing shooting? That’s just unacceptable USA. *kicks an empty soda can in anger*