After rolling over Iran yesterday to the tune of an 88-51 victory, Team USA closes out Group B play today in what amounts to a tune up against Tunisia at 9:30AM ET on ESPN2 at the FIBA World Championships.
The U.S. squad has already clinced the top seed coming out of Group B, so I imagine Coach Krzyzewski will spread the minutes around the 12-man roster today just as he did yesterday. In fact, Coach K may use his bench extensively in order to keep his starters fresh for the round of 16 games in the medal round.
That means more action for Danny Granger who scored 10 points with 3 assists in 15 minutes of action against Iran. Eric Gordon played 21 minutes and chipped in 8 points along the way.
The intrigue at the WCs today revolves around other games where seeding for the round of 16 still needs to be determined.
After the jump, a few links of interest with stories about the WCs and a look at the Pacers' power forward situation.
PACERS: Many possibilities remain at power forward
Snookie Brunner breaks down the Pacers power forward situation now that Troy Murphy is hoopin' on the Jersey Shore.
Sheridan: Team USA wins big, but shows flaws - ESPN
Chris Sheridan wasn't impressed with the U.S. offense in their 37-point win yesterday.
Notes From FIBA Day 5 " NBA.com
John Schuhmann shares all of the details emerging from day 5 of the world championships.
Team USA Clinches Group B by Beating Iran
Chris Tomasson reports on the U.S. team rolling through Iran yesterday.
Larry Bird's Pacers take another hit
Kelly Dwyer wonders how Larry Bird keeps his job with the Pacers through the misdeeds of so many players.
Team USA: No love for Love from Coach K?
Chris Sheridan wonders why Kevin Loveisn't utilitzed more by Team USA.
Team USA Notebook: United States, Iran at Peace on Basketball Court
Chris Tomasson has some thoughts from Istanbul as pool play comes to a close.