In case you missed it last night, Team USA beat Spain 86-85 in a warm-up game for the World Championships.
Here’s all the stats: Boxscore.
Kevin Love didn’t play, because he was apparently feeling some lingering affects from hitting his head on the floor the night before. Doesn’t sound like it’s anything serious though.
Ricky Rubio, on the other hand, played pretty well. In 21 minutes, he had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. He had some spectacular passes and played very good defense. Most importantly from this post, check out these quotes from an AP writer via Yahoo:
“He’s an amazing defender, that’s one thing that stood out to me is how well he pressured the ball and disrupted our offense,” said Durant, who led the game with 25 points. “He’s flashy, he’s crafty as well and the passes he did tonight were kind of amazing.”
Rubio has said he will likely move to the NBA after playing one more season at Barcelona, with the Minnesota Timberwolves having taken him with their 2009 first-round pick.