Krzyzewski plays his strongest hand

Updated: August 22, 2010, 10:10 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

MADRID -- Three things won it for Team USA: Kevin Durant's wingspan, Derrick Rose's will and Jim Boeheim's tactical adjustment -- code-named "Orange."

In a thriller of a game Sunday that recharged the spirits of the Americans and left a sellout crowd of Spaniards in stunned silence, Team USA defeated Spain 86-85 in an exhibition game that felt more like an exhilaration game.

It was a rarity, one of the very few final-possession games I have witnessed the Americans play since I ...

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