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NBA game simply doesn't translate

Updated: August 25, 2004, 8:17 AM ET
By Terry Brown | NBA Insider

Before Team USA was blown out by Puerto Rico in its first game of the 2004 Olympics, Pau Gasol and the Spaniards beat NBA all-star Yao Ming and the Chinese, 83-58.

Gasol Yao On the same day two-time NBA MVP Tim Duncan and the U.S. lost to Lithuania to fall to 2-2 in pool play, Spain's Jose Manuel Calderon scored 15 points in a win over defending world champion Serbia-Montenegro.

Now, three-time NBA scoring champ Allen Iverson and his U.S. mates face Spain on the world stage in ...

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