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More empirical evidence of Luis Scola's badassery

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Argentina took on Brazil today in the FIBA World Championship Tournament.

One team had Luis Scola.  The other did not.  The team with Luis Scola - obviously - left as the victor.

In the process, Mr. Scola had 37 points (no, not in a row - though that would be more awesome) and a cool 9 rebounds.  All this in an efficient 39 minutes.  Nearly a point per minute and 14-20 from the field.  Scola even tossed in a 3-point FG for fun.  Making 8 of 9 from the charity stripe also makes me happy.  Apparently it made Luis happy, too. 

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Any doubts as to whether Luis Scola was worth the money Daryl Morey tossed his way back in July?  I thought not.

And if Argentina plays the United States in the Championship Game, I will admit that I might be a little conflicted as to who to root for.  I mean, I really like Kevin Durant, but he doesn't play for *my* team.  Yes, that means I value the Houston Rockets more than the U.S. National Team.  So be it.