Team USA topped Spain 90-81 in an exhibition game Friday and showed what fans they should expect in this year’s FIBA World Cup.
There was speculation that USA Basketball could struggle on the international stage after James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and a host of other NBA stars elected to abstain from participating in the competition.
However, Team USA’s victory over one of the field’s more talented squads should have some effect on that notion.
Here are three takeaways from Team USA’s win:
Team USA guards are running the show
Kemba Walker is the only player on Team USA’s roster who has made an All-Star team. The Celtics guard even made his first appearance on the All-NBA first-team in 2018-19 following his final season with the Hornets.
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