Team USA proved why they are on a mission to be the best in the world.
ESPN: The U.S. Olympic team put away Dirk Nowitzki and Germany in a hurry.
Next up: the only team so far these Americans couldn’t blow out.
After destroying Germany 106-57 on Monday, the Americans (5-0) move on to a quarterfinal matchup Wednesday against Australia, the team that’s provided them with their toughest test in China.
The U.S. led by only seven points midway through the fourth quarter of an 87-76 exhibition victory in Shanghai two weeks ago over an Australian team that didn’t have starting center Andrew Bogut of the Milwaukee Bucks. He was resting a sore right ankle.
It’s hard to imagine a repeat of that semi-Shanghai surprise with the way the U.S. has played in Beijing.
“Nobody is going to beat them. No way, it’s just not going to happen,” Germany’s Chris Kaman said.