In the past two games the Americans have been challenged by Australia and last night by Serbia. The Americans were on defense in a three point game with five seconds to play. Serbia got a look from the left wing, luckily for the Americans the shot was off. USA scored a 94-91 win to move to 4-0.
Here’s Paul George afterwards:
“As good as we are, we can’t continue to keep playing like this. We’re still scoring 100 points taking one-on-five shots, but we’re too good for that. The toughest part is that each and every one of us is confident with the ball in our hands that we can make those shots. It just comes down to a trust factor, not letting one guy have that feeling that he has to do it alone.”
Moral of the story: you have to play hard every possession and not take any possessions off.