Team USA’s Defense Is All The Star Power They Need (BBALLBREAKDOWN)

As some of the top tier talent elected to skip out on Rio the United States can count on their defense to lead them to gold

The Dream Team had an average margin of victory of +43.8 during their play in Barcelona. Opponents scored 73.5 points per game and shot 37 and 31 percent from the field and three respectively.
This year’s team will never be mentioned as equals with the ’92 squad, yet through their four-game exhibitions, the numbers aren’t too dissimilar (+42.8 margin of victory, 58.2 opponent PPG, and 34 FG %, 30 3 FG%). The old saying is, “defense wins championships,” for Team USA they’re hoping that defense wins gold.

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