(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't.
The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup - maybe even some U.S. players - won't be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game Sunday on Spain's home court.
"I think that's one of the reasons why we came over here, was to play them," U.S. guard Derrick Rose said. "Too bad we're not playing them and hopefully we go out there in our next game and play hard and just know that we're there for a reason."