Sheridan: Lessons learned vs. Lithuania

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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. //

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Tweet of the Day: Kevin Love

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Shaq on the free throw line today!!! My bad USA. Good win for us. Needed a game like that. On to the next. — Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 4, 2012 Kevin Love shot just 3-for-8 from the foul line in Saturday’s nail-biter of a victory over Lithuania, and the Americans missed 12 shots in all from the charity stripe before being bailed out by LeBron James down the stretch. What can we take from this game? I go into it in a little more

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The Lithuanian Tavern: Diary of the Uncredentialed, Edition V

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QUEENS, New York — The first thing that must be said about Team USA’s surprisingly close victory over Lithuania was how strongly LeBron James played over the final 5 minutes of the game, when the Americans turned a two-point deficit into a five-point victory. LeBron had never had a finishing kick like that in a FIBA game. Never. It was always someone else doing the heavy lifting in those rare instances when the Americans were in peril, with one case in point

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Tweet of the Day: Deron Williams

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London Cabs >>>>>> NYC Cabs #Legroominstagr.am/p/N4Iz7uIjj5/ — Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) August 3, 2012   Team USA was given the day off Thursday by coach Mike Krzyzewski so they could take in a few Olympic sports from the stands. At the Olympics, there is special seating reserved for athletes from different competitions. Kobe Bryant went to see Roger Federer play tennis, and LeBron James watched Michael Phelps win the 100 meter butterfly. It appears we can discern the means of transportation Deron Williams used to

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SH Blog: Was Matt Barnes stalked by a Manhattan Beach cop?

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I do not usually write our blog, leaving that task in the capable hands of our bloggers, Jim Park and Dan Malone. But I also do not usually watch the Olympics on TV, especially not on NBC. I haven’t been on by sofa watching the Olympics since 1992, and back then I believe my sofa might have been a futon. But here I am back in New York after ditching the idea of going to London as uncredentialed media in the

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WTF NBC? Diary of the Uncredentialed, Edition IV

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NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2012 — Being that I was 38,000 feet in the air, enjoying the comforts of the business class cabin of a KLM 747 when the United States was rewriting the record book against Nigeria, I set out to watch the streaming replay before dawn this morning on NBCSports online. Black screen. Nothing would play. Nothing. Tried it four times, logging out, logging in, changing my Internet provider password, etc. Can I have the last 45 minutes of my

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Team USA enters its slow period

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For Team USA, the next three days will be more of an annoyance than anything. The games against Tunisia and Nigeria are not going to be competitive, and the challenge will be staying as sharp and fresh as possible. The betting line for Tuesday’s game is an incredible 56 points. One hazard of being American in a city five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time — you must work late. Tipoff for the games Tuesday and Thursday is 10:15 p.m. local time in

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The Boris Diaw Burger: Diary of the Uncredentialed, Edition III

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The triple-cheeseburger at Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf’s restaurant in Paris. PARIS — When one is uncredentialed for the Olympics, yet in Europe anyway, and there is a France-US opener, where is the next best place to be? Among the French, of course. That is what brought me Sunday to a sports bar in the 19th district, a spiffy place partly-owned by Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf, and I do believe I may have found the secret to Boris’ big

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