This a friendly match between USA vs Australia, in Marvel arena, Melbourne. This is the 22nd meeting between these two teams in three days stretch. It is going to be very interesting to see what adjustments teams have made, so please review our thoughts about USA vs Australia international match here below.
Team USA has already played 2 games in their preparation period. They won both games and so far do not see any problems in their preparation.
And this game we saw a real face of this team. They are dangerous on every aspect of the game. Especially on the offensive end. They are running to fastbreak, their centers show great intensity on the pick and roll plays and are trying to get rebounds, which they succeed to do. There are still some seem able problems such as being late on defence or playing selfish on some plays. But USA MBNT’s coach, Gregg Popovich is a great coach and should figure these things out easily. They are almost ready for the World cup tournament, they need to get along with some little things that are not allowing for this team to bet their best selves. When these are figured out — USA should be scary.
Team USA leaders in the preparation period: Kemba Walker (17.0ppg, 4.5apg, 6.0rpg), Donovan Mithcell (13.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg), Myles Turner (13.0ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.0apg).
Australia has already played 3 games in the preparation period. They won one game and lost two. They are looking to fight back, against team USA as they lost a game against them on Thursday.
Australia definitely has a great, talented squad. There are many high-calibre players and this is undoubted. However, it looks like they are not on the same page when we talk about organised 5v5 basketball. Players are yet to understand their coach’s, Andrej Lemanis’, ideas, offensive and defensive systems. They make many turnovers on simple plays, do not rotate well on the defensive end. But as I told, these players are world-class, and I think that it is only a question of time when they will recognise the situations on the court that their coach drew up. As soon as Boomers will get on the same page, they will be fine.
Australia’s leaders in the preparation period: Patty Mills (19.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.5apg), Andrew Bogut (8.0ppg, 8.5rpg, 3.5apg), Chris Goulding (11.3ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.3apg).
USA vs Australia H2H
This is the 2nd meeting between these two teams in three days stretch. Last game, which took part on Thursday was won by team USA 102:86. Australia was simply outscored. Boomers lacked concentration whole game long and as soon as they lose it, Americans are using it to their advantage immediately. America had more shots and shot at a way better percent than Australia. USA outrebounded boomers 54:36. Only thing that was completely to Australia’s favour is assists. Australia won the assists battle 18:24. We can make a conclusion that it was not the best game for Australia, but if they are ready to show better versions of themselves, it looks like they have a real chance to create us a great basketball show.
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