I just finished watching the game on DVR. Its looks to me that they have a problem with that Molten Game Ball. Is it rubber or some sort of composite like they tried to use in the NBA a few seasons back? Alot of mishandled catches and finishes.
As for Team USA...Im not panicking. I dont think they will blow out every team by 30 but I do think their defense will be what gets them the gold. Their offense should get better with more practice/games and when all else fails just give it to Lebron to take over. Or if Durant gets in a groove like Summer 2010 then theyll be fine.
Yeah, the game ball has always been an issue (and nobody really brings that up). I was only able to watch the second half live, but I watched the replay on NBATV. It actually wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. Brazil played about as perfect a quarter (the first) as anyone can against Team USA. They got some lucky bounces, some really long offensive rebounds, and hit a couple threes. The defense was actually playing fine, they just couldn't hit anything outside on offense. And Team USA is probably going to get out-rebounded. They got out-rebounded in the gold medal game in 2008, and things turned out okay.