Although Team USA is still undefeated during the Rio Olympics, their last two games haven’t been the blowouts that were starting to become routine.

Team Australia gave them a run for their money, but the Australia roster is filled with numerous NBA players.

Team Serbia came even closer to handing Team USA a loss, and they only have one current NBA player on their team.

Despite getting out to a commanding lead at the beginning of the game, Team USA barely edged out Team Serbia 94-91.

Team Serbia had a chance to send the game into overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the shot didn’t fall.

The optimistic take is that Team USA is closing out tight games, and that wins are wins, no matter the context.

The pessimistic take is that this squad looks extremely vulnerable, and that it’s only a matter of time before they let a game slip away.

They have one game remaining before the elimination rounds begin, so it’s the last opportunity to lose a game without it having massive repercussions.

Team USA needs to be extremely careful, and maintain their mental edge. Nothing in this tournament is guaranteed. However, when USA plays their absolute best, no other team can match them.

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