The U.S. Men’s National Basketball Team made a statement with its opening game of the FIBA World Championship, beating Croatia, 106-78. The victory was all but sealed in the second quarter as the U.S. outscored Croatia, 26-6.â†µ
Andre Iguodala, the lone Sixer on the U.S. team, talked about the ridiculous second quarter run.â†µ
It started from the first possession. We really clamped down. Our point of emphasis was to make them take tough shots and make them play out of their comfort zone and we did that. They didn’t have too many turnovers – they took care of the ball, they only had two in the second quarter – but we were able to get them out of their comfort zone, get out on the break, use our athleticism and make the game easy for us.â†µ
Iguodala and the boys face a much tougher test tomorrow with Slovenia.