Gordon impresses, helps U.S. by Croatia

Updated: August 29, 2010, 8:15 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The first time Eric Gordon ever watched Team USA play, he was a middle school student in Indianapolis and the 2002 FIBA World Championship was being held in his hometown.

He went to the cavernous old RCA Dome and couldn't believe what he was seeing unfold before his eyes, as the American team trailed for almost the entire first half against Yao Ming and the Chinese national team before mounting a comeback and then applying a strong finishing kick over the final 14 minutes ...

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