Why did the three USA big men only play 16 minutes of the 40 in the game, meanwhile Gobert killed them. I didn't see it. But could they have been worse than letting joe Harris guard Gobert? Seems weird to me.
Turner got into foul trouble which limited him. Iím not sure about Plumlee and Lopez. If you werenít going to use them in this game, you shouldnít have brought them at all.
Turner got in foul trouble early, but in the 4th qtr., Turner still only had 3 fouls.
It's Pop that wanted to finish the game using small ball.
Going small worked early in the 4th as USA was able to lead by 7 points with 7 minutes remaining.
But in crunch time, France's guards started attacking the basket because USA had no rim protection.
Pop should have put Turner back in when USA still had the lead for rim protection.