Team USA takes down Puerto Rico: Tayshaun looks healthy

by | Aug 29, 2007 | 11 comments

Team USA routed Puerto Rico Tuesday night 117-78. Tayshaun Prince played 19 minutes in the win, putting up 7 points and grabbing 6 rebounds. It was nice to see Prince battle back so quickly from the ankle sprain he suffered Sunday night.

Key Points:

  • After last nights win, The USA secured a spot in the semi finals.
  • Lebron James led Team USA with 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting.
  • Team USA is now 5 and 0.
  • Bill Walton was his usual self. The man spouts meaningless drivel about anything and everything that doesn’t have to do with the game of basketball, when all I want to hear is play-by-play. When he does get in the important stuff (in the middle of his irrelevant stories) he almost seems bothered by it. AA
  • Carmelo, in his quest to make a statement on what was a huge throw down dunk, slipped and fell on his way down. I laughed at first, but then just wanted to make sure he was ok.
  • Deron Williams was 100% from the floor with 8 points. The kid can play.
  • Our Mr. Big Shot was just 1-4 (25%) from the floor for 3 points and one assist in 14 minutes.
  • Melo has something to prove on this USA team and he sure has impressed. He is the second leading scorer of the tournament averaging less than 20 minutes per game when all the others on the list are averaging 30 or above.
  • Kobe forced some shots, but still put up 14 and continues to play excellent D.
  • I really like Dwight Howard….. Amazing!
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  • The United States held the Puerto Ricans without a field goal for 6 1/2 minutes to open the second period, outscoring them 22-4 to turn an 11-point lead.
  • If you wanted to visit Puerto Rico you should have watched this game, Walton went on about a five minute rant, spouting off names of cities like he lives there. Just what you want to listen to when Team USA is pulling off beautiful plays.
  • Arroyo fouled out in the third quarter with 12 points.
  • The United States plays Uruguay on Wednesday before closing second-round play.
  • You can check out the highlights here.
  • I must say, there have been quite a few Team USA plays that have really impressed.
  • This team truly seem like they enjoy playing together.


  1. Anonymous

    First I’d like to start off by saying I’m glad to hear Bill being his usual stupid comment self. Thanks to AA I actually enjoy listening to Walton cause I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see what ridiculous thing he will say next. I don’t know if it will be as funny when he is bashing a Pistons game, but for FIBA its quite humorous.
    Secondly, glad to see Tay playing again.

  2. Anonymous

    I think Bill Walton could even be the president of the international AA — he thinks he’s bi-lingual… and he sounds like an asshole in either language.
    Also I think people should be required to have a license before their allowed to speak — or at least a learner’s permit. He would never pass the test.
    It was pretty funny when his partner asked him last night, “is there anywhere in the world you HAVEN’T been?” Bill said, “New Zeeland.” I was thinking… yeah, New Zeeland he should MOVE there!

  3. Anonymous

    Did anyone hear what that technical foul was for or who it was on? I was waiting and waiting for them to say (as Carmelo Anthony missed BOTH shots) but AA poster-child Bill Walton was too busy blabbering about cliff diving or some shit to call the game.

  4. Boney

    Nat likes D Howard now? one more outburst like that, and your N4S card gets revoked!

  5. April32

    whats the big deal about melo missing the free throws?
    i’d have to say he is the most consist.
    and i really like melo, nuggets or USA.
    BY THE WAY, the detroit shock went on to the second round of playoffs last night in OT and are facing the indian fever.
    thanks to the new york girl for missing that one free throw 😀

  6. Anonymous

    Yeah ^^ but it wasn’t a foul in the first place so when she missed the free throw somewhere Sheed was probably saying “Ball don’t Lie.” Anyways congrats shock.

  7. Ahmed

    guys look,

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    FSN Detroit delivers select Pistons, Tigers, Red Wings, CCHA and MHSAA games on FSN PLUS when the network has dual events scheduled for an overlapping time period. Most cable and satellite providers have allocated an alternate channel to accommodate the FSN PLUS telecasts. A current list of FSN PLUS channel numbers can be found at

    “FSN looks forward to televising the most Pistons games again this season, including 21 in high-definition,” said Greg Hammaren, Senior VP/General Manager, FSN Detroit. “Starting with the Pistons Insider pregame show and ending with comprehensive postgame coverage on PISTONS LIVE, FSN Detroit is a true game-night destination for Pistons fans.”

    TV20 will televise 31 regular-season games and two preseason contests with 15 pre-game shows. The station kicks off its regular-season schedule on Friday, November 2 when the Pistons travel to Orlando to take on Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis and the Magic. Other schedule highlights include three meetings against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (November 28, March 19 and April 16) and all three match-ups against Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and the new-look Boston Celtics (December 19, January 5 and March 5). TV20’s schedule also include games against reigning NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks (January 9) and Kobe Bryant and the Lakers visit to The Palace on January 31. Each game broadcast will be replayed at 12 midnight and 3 a.m.

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    WDIV-TV will televise seven selected Pistons match-ups starting with former Piston Ben Wallace and the Chicago Bulls first appearance of the season at The Palace on December 7. Other highlighted games on WDIV’s schedule include the Pistons taking on NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs (March 14) and their final broadcast of the regular season takes place when the Pistons host the Cavaliers (March 29). Each Pistons game on WDIV will be replayed at 1:00 a.m.

    “Pistons basketball and the Big Event Station – what could be better! WDIV/LOCAL 4 is once again thrilled to partner with the Detroit Pistons to offer local sports fans another terrific schedule of games,” said Steve Wasserman, Vice President and General Manager of WDIV-TV. “Bernie Smilovitz, Katrina Hancock and the LOCAL 4 Sports Department consistently do an excellent job of covering the excitement of the Pistons all through the season and having these games further enhances our commitment to this outstanding sports franchise.”

  8. Anonymous

    Um good to know… do you like work for comcast or something cause thats alot of tv info.
    Btw, I wonder how many games we will get to listen to AA President Bill Walton.

  9. Anonymous

    Wow, that was a lot of typing ahmed. Thanks for all that information.

    april32 — I wasn’t really trying to make a big deal about melo missing the 2 free throws (although he seemed quite disappointed in himself for missing them) I was just wondering if anyone knew what the tech was for or who it was on. As I said, our AA poster-child was running his mouth about something that had nothing to do with the game and either I missed it when he finally said what it was for or he just got so hypnotized by the sound of his own voice, he forgot there was a basketball game going on. I just wanted to know about the tech if anyone knows. Melo has been very consistant and playing very well — agreed.

  10. Anonymous

    AHMED didnt write it. Its a post on PISTONS.COM

  11. Anonymous

    yeah i just wanted to tell u that u still have delfinos face on the side of the page..


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