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Host Czechs await Team USA

Americans look to be inhospitable guests in Sunday's gold-medal game (2 ET, NBA TV)

Originally Published: October 2, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Nobody loves hearing a roaring crowd go quiet with the swish of a basket more than Diana Taurasi does. She has hushed opposing fans all over the world in college, WNBA, overseas and USA Basketball games.

"It's probably the best setting you can be in as an athlete," said Taurasi, speaking by phone on the eve of going for a gold medal in hostile territory. "To be in someone else's gym, knowing you're not going to get a call, everyone cheering against you. It's really when teams and ...

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