Led by Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Team USA has always been about respect. Respect for the letters on their jerseys, respect for their opponents and respect for one another. On Sunday, Team USA once again earned the world’s respect as it beat Spain 107-100 in the London Olympics Gold Medal game.
Second half surges dictated the fates of both Team USA and Spain on Friday, springing both clubs to Sunday’s Olympic Gold Medal game.
On Wednesday, both Team USA and the Spanish National Team needed strong defensive fourth quarters to move onto the Olympic semi-finals.
Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Six members of the Thunder Girls have been invited to participate in the 2012 Guangdong Mobile Tour throughout China, the Thunder announced today. The tour is a grassroots NBA event combining outdoor tournaments with fan events and interactive basketball elements.
When Daequan Cook steps onto the basketball floor- at the Integris Health Thunder Development Center, Chesapeake Energy Arena or at community events - his laugh booms and his energy reverberates through those around him.
All four Thunder Olympians were again in action on Monday, and in both Team USA and Spain’s contests, toughness was the crucial element.
OKLAHOMA CITY, August 4, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed forward Daniel Orton to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Orton (6-10, 255 pounds) appeared in 16 games (two starts) during the 2011-12 season as a member of the Orlando Magic and recorded averages of 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per contest.
Both Team USA and the Spanish national team had cruised to perfect records in the first three games of the Olympics, but on Saturday, both teams were tested to their limits.
Team USA fended off a pesky Lithuania side by the score of 99-94, needing a 17-6 run late in the fourth quarter in order to overcome a Lithuania lead. Spain burst out to a 22-5 advantage against Russia, but saw their lead dwindle away, ultimately falling to the Russians 77-74.