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TDS FIBA World Cup 2014 Finals GameThread: USA vs. Serbia

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Spain is out? This tournament is over.

Here comes our man.
Here comes our man.
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United Stated of America (8-0) vs.Serbia (5-3) FINAL

Game time: 2:00 CT

Location: Madrid, Spain
TV: ESPN
Online: WatchESPN

News and Notes

USA Basketball vs. Serbia, FIBA World Cup 2014: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online - SBNation.com
Team USA and Serbia will battle it out in the final game of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Winner takes gold.

Kyrie Irving's shootaround drills are not easy - SBNation.com
Watch Kyrie Irving go through drills as Team USA preps for Serbia in its morning shootaround.

USA vs Serbia, FIBA World Cup championship: Live coverage and score updates - SBNation.com
Team USA and Serbia will battle it out in the final game of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Winner takes gold.

Lineups

USA

G - Kyrie Irving
G - Stephen Curry
F - James Harden
F - Kenneth Faried
C - Anthony Davis

The Serbs are big, and motivated, and if there was still a Yugoslavia they might be the second best team in the world.  I've just glommed onto Ryan's old thread, we'll see how this works out.

NOTE

One thing I'd love to point out to commenters in other fora (who aren't reading this).  It's one thing to have a team of guys who could play in the NBA.  Guys who might be rotation players, or might be NBA starters.  Team USA, on the other hand, is comprised almost entirely of players you'd build a franchise around. (Curry, Harden, Iriving, Cousins, Davis, Rose etc.) That is the crucial difference and why it is so very hard to hang with Team USA in any contest.  Each player is singular, and the bench is all-stars or future all-stars, most of the time, or excellent specialists.