USA Basketball at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

This page includes information about the performance of the United States National Basketball Team.

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Here you have information about the performance of the USA Basketball team in the 2008 Olympic Games, including roster, all the games played, standings and some basic stats.

A group of young superstars led by veterans Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd and coached by Mike Krzyzewski repositioned the United States as the best National Team in the world, condition lost in the 2002 World Championships played in Indianapolis. The USA Team took to Beijing an immense collection of talent and a lot of athleticism that compensated for the lack of size in the frontcourt. What also distinguished this team from previous versions was the knowlege and and respect for their rivals. All this factors made that with the only exception of the final game where they had to fight until the final minutes to defeat Spain, the team had little opposition through the tournament.

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USA Basketball Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Roster
No. Player Position Height Weight DOB Team
10 Kobe Bryant Guard 6-6 220 8/23/78 Los Angeles Lakers
5 Jason Kidd Guard 6-4 212 3/23/73 Dallas Mavericks
13 Chris Paul Guard 6-0 170 5/06/85 New Orleans Hornets
8 Michael Redd Guard 6-6 215 8/24/79 Milwaukee Bucks
9 Dwyane Wade Guard 6-4 212 1/17/82 Miami Heat
7 Deron Williams Guard 6-3 205 7/26/84 Utah Jazz
15 Carmelo Anthony Forward 6-8 230 5/29/84 Denver Nuggets
4 Carlos Boozer Forward 6-9 258 11/20/81 Utah Jazz
12 Chris Bosh Forward 6-10 230 3/24/84 Toronto Raptors
6 LeBron James Forward 6-8 240 12/30/84 Cleveland Cavaliers
14 Tayshaun Prince Forward 6-9 205 2/28/80 Detroit Pistons
11 Dwight Howard Forward/Center 6-11 265 12/08/85 Orlando Magic

Head coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant Coaches: Jim Boeheim, Mike D'antoni, Nate McMillan

Preliminary Round Results and Leaders
Date     Result Opponent Points Rebounds Assists More
Aug. 10, 2008 United States USA 101 - 70 China China Flag 19 - Wade 8 - Bosh 6 - Paul boxscore
Aug 12, 2008 United States USA 97 - 76 Angola Angola Flag 19 - Wade 6 - Anthony 5 - James boxscore
Aug 14, 2008 United States USA 92 - 69 Greece Greece Flag 18 - Bosh / Bryant 6 - James /
Howard/Anthony
6 - James boxscore
Aug 16, 2008 United States USA 119 - 82 Spain Spain Flag 18 - James 7 - Bosh 8 - James / Paul boxscore
Aug 18, 2008 United States USA 106 - 57 Germany Germany Flag 22 - Howard 10 - Howard 5 - Williams boxscore

Preliminary Round Games Points
Pos. Teams Pts Wins Losses Scored Against Diff.
1. United States 10 5 - 515 354 161
2. Spain 9 4 1 418 369 49
3. Greece 8 3 2 415 375 40
4. China 7 2 3 366 400 -34
5. Germany 6 1 4 330 390 -60
6. Angola 5 - 5 321 477 -156

Quarter Finals Results and Leaders
Date     Result Opponent Points Rebounds Assists More
Aug. 20, 2008 United States USA 116 - 85 Australia Australia Flag 25 - Bryant 8 - Wade 3 - four players boxscore
Semifinals Result and Leaders
Date     Result Opponent Points Rebounds Assists More
Aug. 22, 2008 United States USA 101 - 81 Argentina Argentina Flag 21 - Anthony 10 - Bosh 7 - Kidd boxscore
Semifinals Result and Leaders
Date     Result Opponent Points Rebounds Assists More
Aug. 24, 2008 United States USA 118 - 107 Spain Spain Flag 27 - Wade 7 - Bosh 6 - Bryant boxscore

Related:
Complete Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Results and Standings
USA in the Olympic Games.
USA in the FIBA World Championships.