"You always bring a level of confidence in when things are working for you so we were pleased with our pool games. We made a few errors in that first half especially against (Mateusz) Filipski, we let him get off the chair a little bit and I think we tightened that up in the second half OK. But in doing that, we let a few of their third and fourth options score some baskets, but we had to douse that fire that he was bringing and make other people beat us, which proved to be the difference in the game."
"The USA are very dangerous. They've played themselves into some great form. They're a team very similar to us, they're very deep, well coached, well prepared and we're expecting a battle tomorrow for 40 minutes," he said.
Beijing gold medallist Shaun Norris said the Australian support in the crowd was a huge boost to the team.
"It's fantastic. It gets you up and you can feel the energy around you. But personally I don't really see the crowd, I only see the basketball, the rings, the bowl. But you can feel the crowd there and it is a special occasion, you really do enjoy that atmosphere."