Myles Turner’s tweets regarding Team USA being eliminated from the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Indiana Pacers‘ Myles Turner took on twitter after the Team USA was eliminated from the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

“From 1-12 top to bottom this team this roster has sacrificed so much for our nation. our summers, our bodies, our mental. We came up short can’t nobodies more upset than us but I refuse to tolerate any Slander for our play you cannot question our heart.

Our character, or are spirit we layed it all out on the line each and every game. Don’t disrespect us, this coaching staff or USA Basketball as a whole but respect the world basketball is an international game these countries are talented.

JB, Khris, JT, Dmitch, Mason, Marcus, Kemba, D White, BrooK, HB, Joe it’s been an honor I’d go to war with any of these fellas any given night. #Godspeed fellas let’s head home with a Dub 

We’re also the ones who stepped up to the plate when others stepped down. We qualified our nation for the Olympics we got some work to do to rebuild a legacy that was left before us were on the wrong side of history indeed. But that’s gunna make the next medal that much sweeter!”

Fantasy Basketball: 2019 Boston Celtics Preview

The Celtics have enjoyed four straight winning seasons, with the trend likely continuing this season despite losing several key pieces. Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Morris all bolted for greener pastures. These may seem like a devastating losses, but opportunities are now present for young guns Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum to step up and take their games to the next level. Gordon Hayward is another year removed from his gruesome injury and should be a bounce back candidate. Oh, and the additions of Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter don’t hurt either. The Celts did some addition by subtraction, and are primed to challenge for the Eastern Conference title yet again.

Kemba Walker & Myles Turner Lead Team USA over Brazil at FIBA World Cup 🇺🇸

Kemba Walker and Myles Turner combined for 32 bench points as Team USA defeated Brazil, 83-79, in the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. With the win, the U.S. also (as expected) punch its ticket to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

“I thought Brazil gave us a tough fight in the first half,” Turner said after the game. “They played with a lot of heart, but we turned it on in the second half. We came together as a unit and executed.”

Jaylen Brown (11 points) and Harrison Barnes (10 points) also finished in double figures. Team USA will head to Dongguan to face France in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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Boston Celtics Young Core is CRAZY! ☘️ FIBA World Cup Highlights

Four members of the Boston Celtics have been getting reps in prior to the start of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker are in China for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, where they’ve propelled Team USA to a 3-0 record.

Jaylen Brown put up a 20-piece in a 98-45 rout over Turkey earlier this morning. Walker, the C’s newest member, had 15 points and dropped 8 dimes.

Check out some other highlights from Team USA.

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Team USA Defeats Japan 98-45 in FIBA World Cup 🇺🇸

Forty-eight hours after a nail-biter against Turkey, Team USA breezed by Japan, 98-45, to go 3-0 in Group E and advance to the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Jaylen Brown lead all scorers with 20 points and 7 rebounds, including a poster dunk with USA up 60 points; Kemba Walker had 15 points and 8 assists; and Harrison Barnes finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds.

“I think we’ve got a lot of room for improvement,” Brown said after the game. “Of course, we are looking forward to the next matchup. I think we are focused on us and getting better and representing our country the right way.”

Next up for Team USA are the Group F winners Brazil and Greece in the second round.

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Patty Mills Leads Australia Past Team USA in World Cup Exhibition Game 🇦🇺

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After defeating Australia in an exhibition game two days earlier, Team USA blew a 10-point third quarter lead in a 98-94 loss to the Boomers on Saturday at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

It was the first loss for the United States in a major international tournament or exhibition since the 2006 FIBA World Championship semifinals against Greece.

Patty Mills dropped a game-high 30 points (4-10 3FG). Joe Ingles scored 15 points with 7 dimes and 4 boards. Andrew Bogut came off the bench to add 16 points (7-8 FG), 9 boards and 4 dimes.

For the USA, Kemba Walker dropped a team-high 22 points. Harrison Barnes scored 20 points (3-5 3FG) with a team-high 6 boards.

“They wanted it more than us tonight. Lesson learned for us,” Walker said after the game.

Team USA will travel to Sydney for an exhibition game against Canada on Monday.

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Team USA World Cup roster finalized

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma’s left ankle injury would prevent him from participating in the upcoming competition. As a result, Kyle Kuzma will not make the 12-men Team USA roster. 

The official 2019 USA World Cup Team now includes 2016 Olympic gold medalist Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks); Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks); Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz); 2014 World Cup gold medalist Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics); Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers); Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics); and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs).

The USA Basketball World Cup Team coaching staff features the USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, and USA assistant coaches and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University head coach Jay Wright. 

With the nation’s best players avoiding the competition, another nation’s head coach took a shot at the American side. Serbian national team head coach Sasha Djordjevic had a strong message for the United States men’s basketball team: “Let’s let them [Team USA] play their basketball and we will play ours and if we meet, may God help them!”