Playing for the U.S. men’s national basketball team has been a learning experience for P.J. Tucker, despite his status as a grizzled NBA veteran.

The Houston Rockets swingman told reporters Thursday exactly what went down with their huge loss against G-Leaguers. 

If you’re unfamiliar, Team USA lost a scrimmage to a bunch of scrubs. 

The Houston Rockets gritty player spoke about what went down and said that what was being reported wasn’t the full story.

As he explained, there were a lot of factors at play on why they lost.

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