Team USA now faces Dirk Nowitzki and the German national team on Wednesday in the wee hours of the morning. As long as Carmelo keeps dominating, I will keep forgoing any type of sleep schedule to document it.
A critical point to mention about the way that the bracket is structured is Argentina and Spain are seeded on the other side of the bracket. This means that the USA will not have to potentially face either of the other two powerhouse teams until the gold medal game. Argentina is anchored by San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili. Spain has NBA All-Star Pau Gasol and his seven-foot younger brother. Both teams are considered very dangerous due to their great outside shooting and team chemistry.
Other performances of note for the USA were Chris Bosh with nine rebounds and twelve points, Dwayne Wade with 15 points and four assists, and Joe Johnson with 18 points and two steals.