But in this competition, the average score of the U.S. team is only 87 points per game, ranking only the eighth among all the 32 teams participating in the game. Their average shooting percentage is only 42.6, ranking only 20th, and their three-point shooting percentage is only 32.8%, ranking 18th, especially the three-point performance. The FIBAs three-point line is closer than the NBAs, so the performance of such data really lets us. People are disappointed.
We obviously want to shoot better, we have to go up a notch, said Harris, a pitcher for the U.S. team, who maintained good prospects in four games with a three-point shooting rate of 58%. Sometimes shooting is contagious, but the rhythm is not particularly necessary.
However, the U.S. teams defense is quite excellent, with 64 points lost per game and only 36% of the opponentsshooting percentage restricted.
Defense must have preceded attack, but thats also because we thought the 12 players had never really played together before, coach Popovich said. Every day we want the team to perform better. As coaches, we are constantly learning what the players are best at.
Barnes said: When you look at the past few American mens basketball teams, scoring has never been a problem, they have many talented players, and for us, defense must be everywhere, must fight on the field, defense is what has been supporting us now.