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2010 United States men's FIBA World Championship team

The United States men's national basketball team won the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The team was an entirely rebuilt squad without a single member from its 2008 Olympic gold-medal team.[1] The 2010 team relied heavily on a small lineup to win its first World Championship since 1994.[2][3] They were led by 21-year-old Kevin Durant, who was the tournament's most valuable player. The U.S. automatically qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London, and overtook Argentina for the No. 1 world ranking.[4]

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RosterEdit

With none of the 2008 Olympians on the roster, the team was derisively called a "B-Team." The team featured six players 22 years old or younger and only one true center in Tyson Chandler.[3] The team was projected to field a powerful inside-oriented team, but contractual issues with Amar'e Stoudemire and an injury to David Lee forced them to withdraw from the team on the opening day of training camp, and Brook Lopez was also unavailable due to injuries.[5]



Head coach:   Mike Krzyzewski

# Pos Name Date of Birth Height Club
4 G Chauncey Billups (1976-09-25)September 25, 1976 (age 33) 6'3" (191)   Denver Nuggets
5 F Kevin Durant (1988-09-29)September 29, 1988 (age 21) 6'9" (206)   Oklahoma City Thunder
6 G Derrick Rose (1988-10-04)October 4, 1988 (age 21) 6'3" (191)   Chicago Bulls
7 G Russell Westbrook (1988-11-12)November 12, 1988 (age 21) 6'3" (191)   Oklahoma City Thunder
8 F Rudy Gay (1986-09-17)September 17, 1986 (age 23) 6'8" (203)   Memphis Grizzlies
9 G Andre Iguodala (1984-01-28)January 28, 1984 (age 26) 6'6" (198)   Philadelphia 76ers
10 F Danny Granger (1983-04-20)April 20, 1983 (age 27) 6'8" (203)   Indiana Pacers
11 G Stephen Curry (1988-03-14)March 14, 1988 (age 22) 6'3" (191)   Golden State Warriors
12 G Eric Gordon (1988-12-25)December 25, 1988 (age 21) 6'3" (191)   Los Angeles Clippers
13 C Kevin Love (1988-09-07)September 7, 1988 (age 21) 6'10" (208)   Minnesota Timberwolves
14 F Lamar Odom (1979-11-06)November 6, 1979 (age 30) 6'10" (208)   Los Angeles Lakers
15 C Tyson Chandler (1982-10-02)October 2, 1982 (age 27) 7'1" (216)   Dallas Mavericks

Preliminary roundEdit

Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 5 0 455 331 +124 10
  Slovenia 5 4 1 393 376 +17 9
  Brazil 5 3 2 398 354 +44 8
  Croatia 5 2 3 395 407 −12 7
  Iran 5 1 4 301 367 −66 6
  Tunisia 5 0 5 300 407 −107 5

CroatiaEdit

August 28
19:00
United States   106–78   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 26–6, 30–22, 28–30
Pts: Gordon 16
Rebs: Love 10
Asts: Billups, Curry, Westbrook 4
Pts: Bogdanović 17
Rebs: Tomić 8
Asts: Ukić 4
Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Reynaldo Antonio Mercedes Sanchez (DOM), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Christos Christodoulou (GRE)

SloveniaEdit

August 29
16:30
Slovenia   77–99   United States
Scoring by quarter: 11–23, 17–19, 18–25, 31–32
Pts: Nachbar 13
Rebs: Nachbar 4
Asts: Dragić, Bečirović 4
Pts: Durant 22
Rebs: Love 11
Asts: Rose, Billups 5
Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: José Martín (ESP), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

BrazilEdit

August 30
21:30
  United States 70–68   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 22–28, 21–18, 18–13, 9–9
Pts: Durant 27
Rebs: Durant 10
Asts: Billups 3
Pts: Marquinhos 16
Rebs: Splitter 10
Asts: Huertas 5
Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

IranEdit

September 1
19:00
Iran   51–88   United States
Scoring by quarter: 13–19, 15–23, 11–20, 12–26
Pts: Haddadi 19
Rebs: Kazemi, Haddadi 5
Asts: Davoudi 2
Pts: Love 13
Rebs: Love, Chandler 6
Asts: Curry 5
Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: David Chambon (FRA), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Jose Hernan Melgarejo Pinto (COL)

TunisiaEdit

September 2
16:30
United States   92–57   Tunisia
Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 20–20, 24–13, 29–13
Pts: Gordon 21
Rebs: Iguodala 6
Asts: 6 tied with 2
Pts: Kechrid 15
Rebs: Mejri 8
Asts: Dhifallah 2
Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Attendance: 12,500
Referees: Recep Ankarali (TUR), Carlos José Julio (ANG), Jose Hernan Melgarejo Pinto (COL)

Final roundEdit

Round of 16 – AngolaEdit

September 6
18:00
United States   121–66   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 33–13, 32–25, 26–18, 30–10
Pts: Billups 19
Rebs: Odom 8
Asts: Rose, Westbrook 6
Pts: Gomes 21
Rebs: Ambrosio 7
Asts: Morais 4
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Milivoje Jovcic (SRB), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Samir Abaakil (MAR)

Quarterfinals – RussiaEdit

September 9
18:00
United States   89–79   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 25–25, 19–14, 26–17, 19–23
Pts: Durant 33
Rebs: Odom 12
Asts: Billups 5
Pts: Bykov 17
Rebs: Vorontsevich 12
Asts: Khvostov 5
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Reynaldo Antonio Mercedes Sanchez (DOM), José Martín (ESP), Jakob Zamojski (POL)

Semifinals – LithuaniaEdit

September 11
19:00
United States   89–74   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 23–12, 19–15, 23–26, 24–21
Pts: Durant 38
Rebs: Odom 10
Asts: Billups, Rose, Westbrook 3
Pts: Javtokas 15
Rebs: Javtokas 9
Asts: Kalnietis, Mačiulis, Pocius, Delininkaitis 2
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Sasa Pukl (SLO), Marcos Fornies Benito (BRA)

Final – TurkeyEdit

September 12
21:30
Turkey   64–81   United States
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 15–20, 16–19, 16–20
Pts: Türkoğlu 16
Rebs: İlyasova 11
Asts: Tunçeri 5
Pts: Durant 28
Rebs: Odom 11
Asts: Rose 6
Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul
Attendance: 15,000
Referees: Cristiano Jesus Maranho (BRA), Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Juan Arteaga (ESP)

StatisticsEdit

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FGM Field goals made FGA Field goals attempted FG% Field goal percentage
3PM 3-point field goals made 3PA 3-point field goals attempted 3P% 3-point field goal percentage
FTM Free throws made FTA Free throws attempted FT% Free throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game PPG Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% RPG APG PPG
Kevin Durant 9 9 28.2 74 133 .556 26 57 .456 31 34 .912 6.1 1.8 22.8
Chauncey Billups 9 9 23.1 25 64 .391 14 44 .318 24 28 .857 1.9 3.1 9.8
Russell Westbrook 9 0 19.4 29 62 .468 3 7 .429 21 25 .840 2.8 2.6 9.1
Eric Gordon 9 0 17.6 27 59 .458 19 42 .452 4 5 .800 1.6 0.6 8.6
Derrick Rose 9 9 23.0 27 59 .458 5 18 .278 6 12 .500 2.1 3.2 7.2
Lamar Odom 9 9 22.0 28 52 .538 3 4 .750 5 10 .500 7.7 0.4 7.1
Rudy Gay 9 0 13.4 22 45 .489 6 19 .316 13 18 .722 2.9 0.8 7.0
Kevin Love 9 0 8.9 20 35 .571 4 9 .444 7 9 .778 4.9 0.8 5.7
Andre Iguodala 9 9 18.9 20 34 .588 2 7 .286 9 19 .474 4.6 1.9 5.7
Stephen Curry 8 0 10.6 14 31 .452 7 19 .368 2 2 1.000 1.4 2.1 4.6
Danny Granger 7 0 9.7 12 30 .400 3 13 .231 2 5 .500 0.9 1.0 4.1
Tyson Chandler 9 0 8.4 9 14 .643 0 0 .000 5 10 .500 2.7 0.4 2.6
Total 9 9 200.0 307 618 .497 92 239 .385 129 176 .733 41.7 18.2 92.8
Opponents 9 9 200.0 217 569 .381 66 219 .301 114 173 .659 36.0 11.2 68.2

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "2010 USA Men's World Championship Team Cumulative Statistics". usab.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2014.
Specific
  1. ^ Stein, Marc (August 29, 2014). "Team USA average age: 24.08". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Stein, Marc (August 23, 2014). "U.S. roster has size emphasis". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Team USA stops Turkey, fills gold-medal void at FIBA worlds". USA Today. Associated Press. September 13, 2010. Archived from the original on September 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Thamel, Peter (September 12, 2010). "Durant Lifts Americans Back to Top at Worlds". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 10, 2014.
  5. ^ McCallum, Jack (September 12, 2010). "Nothing short of incredible for Team USA in Turkey". SI.com.

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