Hutchinson native Lindsay Whalen came off the bench to spark a big finish to the third quarter for the United States women’s basketball team in yesterday’s 89-58 victory over Turkey. Whalen scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the contest, but was poured in six points during a 10-0 run near the end of the third quarter which broke the game open. Whalen’s Minnesota Lynx teammates Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore scored nine and five points, respectively. The U.S. women, who are 3-and-0 in Olympic play, are off today and play the Czech Republic tomorrow. Whalen should know a thing or two about that team, as she plays professional ball in the Czech Republic during the WNBA offseason.
American Men Play Today
(London) — Timberwolves star Kevin Love will be on the floor with the rest of his Team USA teammates for a game this afternoon against Nigeria at the London Olympics. Love bruised his knee in Tuesday’s win over Tunisia, but he is expected to play today. The U.S. has won both of its games so far in these games. Today’s game gets underway at 4:15 p.m., Minnesota time.