Tweet of the Night goes to Kevin Love, who decided to rub Team USA’s victory over Spain on his teammate Ricky Rubio’s face. Rubio, who won’t play in the Olympics due to a torn ACL, assumed that his national team would beat USA and decided to let Love know about it prior to the game, only to have it strongly backfire after his team suffered a decisive 22-point loss.
Spain got out to a big 10-3 lead to start the game, but Carmelo Anthony took over offensively and had 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including five-of-eight from the three-point line. Love was once again a non-factor on offense, shooting just one-of-four from the field, but did grab a Love-like 10 rebounds – a game-high – in just 13 minutes of play.
Love admitted that he has struggled to adjust with inconsistent playing time and a lack of touches when he does play, but his ability to rebound alone could be a vital factor for Team USA when the real games begin in the 2012 Olympics.