Aug. 27, 2001
After a day off, we were on the scene again, this time against
Bulgaria. The game was very close throughout. We had the lead most of
the game, but Bulgaria kept on pushing. We finally gave Bulgaria the
knockout blow with 3:00 remaining in the contest. I had 11 points and four
assists as we recorded a 79-53 victory in front of 16,000 screaming fans.
We are now 2-2 for the tournament. Lebanon is next.
Today was an easy day. I only played two quarters and finished with
14 points and four assists as we beat Lebanon, 103-63. The game was no
contest. Although we crushed this team, we won with class. We took off
our full-court press in the middle of the third quarter. All of our players
had a chance to show the Chinese nation our full strength. It is still
really disappointing that we lost that game to Greece. If we had won, who knows how
far we might have gone. Nigeria is tomorrow and we are going to finish
this tourney with a winning record. We are now 3-2.
See you tomorrow.