The United States withstood one of their roughest games of the 2017 World Junior Championships to advance to the semifinal round on Monday.
Switzerland proved to be a difficult out, but a late goal from Jordan Greenway gave the United States a 3-2 win and a date with Russia in the semifinals on Jan. 4.
Tyler Parsons was the USA¡¯s best player, stopping 14 of 16 shots against for the win.
No one can put a finger on Portland¡¯s issue. They retained Allen Crabbe, added both Evan Turner and Festus Ezeli in free agency, and have a team built around the dynamic backcourt tandem of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Yet, somehow things haven¡¯t panned out the way that head coach Terry Stotts envisioned.
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Authentic Mens Margus Hunt Jersey The talent is undeniable. Both teams have the roster, on paper, to make noise in their respective conferences. But as the calendar year comes to a close, both are sub-.500 on the outside looking into the playoff picture.
There¡¯s still a lot of time left in the season for both teams to right the ship, but there could be some serious shake-ups next summer if things don¡¯t get on track quickly.
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg opted not to play his starting point guard in the second half, instead choosing to go with youngsters Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams. Rondo did not score and had only one assist. Indiana outscored Chicago by 20 in the 10 minutes he was on the floor.