Well, you can’t win ‘em all by 83.
And when your one and only experienced center plays just 8 minutes, there is a problem in both rebounding and protecting the rim.
Those are two of the lessons learned Saturday by Team USA in their narrow victory over Lithuania. Next up is Argentina, which is a better and more experienced team.
For a take on the game from a Lithuanian-American tavern in Queens, give a read to today’s Diary of The Uncredentialed.