Following a close first half, USA outscored Argentina 42-17 in the 3rd quarter and would defeat their opponent by a margin of 29 points ((126-97):
Tyson Chandler certainly turned up his game after a disappointing show vs. Lithuania, but he still wasn’t able to make the impact Coach K and Team USA were hoping for. As one of the few defensive presences in the paint, Chandler has to be cautious with his fouls so he can give USA valuable minutes, but again, he was limited tonight because of his foul trouble. However, when he was in the game, he played aggressive defense inside, chased balls down, and we even saw an aggressive And-1 play where he did knock down the free throw. I’d like to see him get more than 8-12 minutes next game and show why he’s the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. Chandler finished the night with 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block in 12 minutes.