On the Boomers' loss to USA: The good, the bad, and the Luka

It was a rollercoaster for the Australian Boomers in the semis but they just couldn't hold onto the rampaging Team USA. Now their focus must turn to Luka Dončić, Slovenia, and the bronze medal game.

Credit: FIBA

It was always going to be tough, and in the end, it proved to be just a little too tough.

A lot of things need to go right, if you want to defeat Team USA in a knockout round of a major international tournament. And in the first half, they were. A 15-point lead had Aussie fans jumping in their lounge rooms, however, an American run was always…

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