Versus Peurto Rico The US won big, but they didn\'t actually pull away until Chris Paul was taken out of the game.
Versus China he had 1 point on 0-1 FGs.
Versus Brazil in a game that the US won 90-86, a game that they needed Paul to step up (Melo got hurt after scoring 14 1st quarter points), he was the only guy on the court for an entire 16-0 2nd half run by Brazil. AND with the US leading 89-86 with just seconds remaining, Brand blocked a shot, the ball was retrieved by Paul who was fouled - he proceeded to go to the line in this clutch situation and miss TWO free throws, giving Brazil a chance to tie. Luckily, Joe Johnson bailed him and Team USA out with a steal and a FT to ice the game.