By Eurohoops team / email@example.com
Carmelo Anthony’s thoughts after the rocky win against Australia last night included a flash back to USA’s failure in the 2004 Olympics.
Speaking about the past of the US national team after the game, the leading all time scorer of the Americans was more than clear about what he had experienced during its first Olympics: “I can tell you I wasn’t thinking about 2004 when I was out there playing tonight. That experience it is what it is. We accepted that as Americans, as ball players. We know that feeling and we don’t want to experience that feeling anymore. No I wasn’t thinking about 2004 tonight. It’s just being a part of that experience, being in those type of games, taking advantage of different possessions. Understanding the differences of the game and time and score and making plays and everybody making different plays on the team. It’s a lot different.”
And Australia tried its best in order to produce an upset: “We kind of expected a game like this, physical game, grind-out game from playing against Australia over the past couple of years. Coming into tonight, knowing what type of team they are, knowing the type of players they have on the team, we knew it was going to come down to the end of the game where we really had to buckle down and focus in and make plays down the stretch.“