Paul George: Team USA had to match physicality of ‘dirty’ Australia
Team USA earned a hard-fought win over Australia today.
Paul George on Australia, via Tony Harper of Fox Sports:
A team with Mathew Dellavedova and Andrew Bogut dirty? Why, I never.
George helped set the tone early by getting into a stare-down with Dellavedova, but Delly didn’t flinch, either. Both teams brought it in the showdown of undefeateds.
Were the Australians actually dirty? I say they were more unforgiving than dirty.
Of course, they’d agree. Harper:
There’s definitely more allowable contact in international play, and Australia took full advantage. Team USA responded enough in kind to allow its talent advantage to win out.