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Boogie struggles in Team USA basketball’s 100-97 victory over France


Team USA continued their 2016 Rio Olympics undefeated streak by taking down France 100-97, moving to 5-0 in the preliminary rounds.

DeMarcus Cousins finished with nine points, five rebounds, one block, and one assist on the floor. He’s averaging nearly nine points and 5.3 rebounds per contest thus far.

Despite the acceptable final stat line, many complained on social media throughout the game about Cousins’ lack of defense, effort, and energy on the floor.

A few Twitter users with blue check marks had some… harsh words for the former Wildcat.

To make matters worse, he and Kevin Durant got posterized in the process.

In the final few minutes, however, Cousins put in some work on the glass and finished with some big buckets to help lead Team USA to victory. One rim was also laid to rest.

Though USA keeps winning, each game is looking uglier and uglier, and the margin of victory is drastically decreasing as the quality of opponent increases. We’ve been so spoiled with winning by over 40 points a game that we don’t know what to do with ourselves when the opposing team keeps it close.

With the win, Team USA clinches the top spot in Group A in preparation for the knockout round coming up here in a few days. USA will play again on Wednesday, August 17th, opponent TBD.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

9 Comments for Boogie struggles in Team USA basketball’s 100-97 victory over France

  1. shelby
    3:46 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    It’s not just boogie; this team stinks–they win on talent alone. No teamwork, no team defense–quite frankly they looked poorly coached. Just a bunch of millionaires who think they walk on water. I wouldn’t mind seeing them lose just to make coach shitshksjdheii look bad.

    • runningunnin.454
      4:01 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

      You are correct; down the stretch I found myself pulling for France. They were supposed to be the best defensive Olympic team we’ve ever had and they won’t fight over the top of the picks. Help defense is slow; and they just look lazy. I thought maybe a loss would wake them up.

  2. runningunnin.454
    3:51 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    They can say what they want about Cousins; but, I’m tired of hearing how rough and tough international play is; they whistle fouls that would never be called in the NBA. The refs seem to be looking for Boogie.
    The frustrating thing about this game was watching a small, slow guard that has spent his entire career in France and Turkey totally dominate hotshot NBA guards.

  3. The Goose Is Loose
    4:18 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    I pull for Boogie all the time and KSR loves him but if he had gone to any other school we would be crucifying him. That being said any team that is being led by Carmelo is going to struggle. This team has zero leadership.

  4. UK Big Board Update
    4:37 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    “Cal cain’t coach, derp”

  5. 3 fan
    4:42 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    Give me this team with Cal coaching (everyone healthy and eligible)

    And I’ll bet $100 on gold in these Olympics

  6. 3 fan
    4:44 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    And MKG

  7. UKBlueGreen
    4:51 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve wondered why some other NBA players weren’t on this team, but I don’t think coaching really has anything to do with it. These guys don’t seem to be playing with a lot of effort and I can’t figure out why.
    GO USA

  8. Rain1940
    8:25 pm August 14, 2016 Permalink

    They don’t practice or run drills so this team is just playing street ball. A good team with lesser athletes can beat them. It’s not just Cousins, altho he lets minor things get in his head and pouts about them. Hard to root for this bunch of prima donnas