2010 FIBA World Championships

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  1. LA Dre

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    France beats Canada 68-63 in a close one....good game but the viewers on NBA TV had to sit through one of the worst broadcasters of all time. I think he was a canadian homer....:)
     
  2. Walter

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    Ilyasova's stats from today's game:
    26 pts (64% shooting), a ridiculous 6/6 from 3pt range, 5 boards in 31 minutes.

    He's averaging 17.7 pts and 7.7 boards a game. He has averaged 83.3% from 3pt range. If he can carry over some of this momentum to the NBA, the Bucks would be very happy.

    His NBA stats from last year:
    44% FG (34% from 3pt land), 72% FT, 6.4 boards, 10.4 pts in 23.4 mpg. He started 31 games for the Bucks. Those numbers don't look that great, but his minutes have gone up from 14.7 mpg to 23.4, but his boards and points per game doubled. And he's only 23 years old. Screw Hedo and Okur. I got me a new favorite. I'm gonna be watching this dude.
     
  3. Walter

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    Sept 1. Recap

    Russia beat China 89-80 with a fine come from behind victory. Down 2 points with 5 minutes to go, they went on a 14-0 run to put away the game.

    New Zealand topped Canada 71-61. With that, Roscoe's boys are eliminated while New Zealand guarantees a spot in the next round.

    Serbia beat Australia 94-79. It was "chairman" Krstic's first game back from jail and he had a double-double with 14 pts and 10 boards.

    Croatia easily beat Tunisia 84-64 and got a morale boost for their crucial game against Brazil tomorrow. Tunisia

    Greece also readily routed Ivory Coast 97-60. Calathes had a fine game with 15 pts, 8 assists, 7 boards and 2 steals. Ivory Coast is done. Greece is playing Russia tomorrow. With both teams at a 3-1 record, that'll be one hell of a match with the winner getting either #1 or #2 seed and the loser falling to #3.

    Spain showed no mercy for Lebanon and came back strong with a 91-57 win after the loss to Lithuania. M. Gasol had 25 pts and 8 boards. Rubio didn't score, but dished out 7 assists.

    US beat Iran 88-51. Not much info on that game yet. I haven't seen it. But sort of expected result.

    Germany and Angola are tied 78 apiece at the end of regulation. They are starting the overtime now. Crucial game for both countries as the winner will most likely advance and the loser will be done. Although Germany faces a weaker opponent in Jordan for their last game wheras the Angolans will play Australia who are trying to hold on to that 3rd seed.

    Still to come today
    Turkey vs Puerto Rico
    Lithuania vs France
    Argentina vs Jordan
    Brazil vs Slovenia
     
  4. BillLaimbeer

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    Re: Group A

    I thought Jordan was retired.
     
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    I watched the first part of the USA Iran game. I just wasn't desperate enough to watch more than 5 minutes of it.
     
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    Sept 1 Recap - Update

    Germany lost to Angola 88-92 in overtime. Tough loss for the Deutsche.

    Turkey somehow pulled off a win against Puerto Rico 79-77. PR led for most of the game and almost came away with the victory in the final minutes thanks to some great 3pt shooting and careless defense by the Turks. That leaves Turkey as the one of the 4 unbeaten teams remaining (along with Lithuania, Argentina and USA).

    Lithuania topped France 69-55. The French got off to a good start, but the Lithuanians clamped down on defense limiting the French to a mere 6 points in the second quarter. France scored 24 in the first and then it took them more than two quarters to score the next 24 pts.

    Argentina topped Jordan 88-79. They were supposed to win that game, but it shouldn't have been that close. They started superbly winning the 1st quarter 35-19. Scole scored 15 and Delfino scored 12 in that quarter. And then the Jordanians clawed their way back into the game. Scola and Delfino made sure this didn't turn into a huge upset. Scola finished the game with 30 pts and 13 boards. Delfino had 18 and added 5 assists and 2 steals.

    Brazil lost to Slovenia 77-80. It was a wild game with Slovenians outscoring Brazil 44-30 in the first half. Brazilians came alive in the 4th, coming back from 17pts down to within 2 points, but the Slovenians edged ahead thanks sweet 3 point shooting (6/11) by Lakovic including back-to-back 3 pointers to halt the Brazilian rally. Splitter had 19 points, 4 boards, 2 steals and an assist in 33 minutes.
     
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    Looking ahead to last day of group stage

    GROUP A
    Angola - Australia
    Argentina - Serbia
    Jordan - Germany

    Argentina - Serbia is *the* game to watch here. Winner of that game wins this group. If Argentina wins, they advance undefeated. If Serbia wins, they'll have the same record, but since Serbia defeated Argentina they'll go on as the top seed.

    Angola and Australia will be jockeying for position as they both have a 2/2 recod. At this point I believe both teams will advance to the next round as they both beat Germany. This is historic for Angola as they have never advanced past the group stage before. I suspect both sides will play very hard as the loser will have to face US in the next round.

    GROUP B
    USA - Tunisia
    Slovenia - Iran
    Brazil - Croatia

    USA has already won the group and Tunisia is already eliminated. If you want to see how the youngsters hold up, this is a game to watch. Otherwise it's a meaningless game.

    Slovenia will probably beat Iran and claim the second seed.

    Brazil-Croatia will fight it out for #3 seed. If Brazil loses and Argentina beats Serbia, it'll be Latin American derby in the second round with Brazil vs. Argentina.

    GROUP C
    Ivory Coast - Puerto Rico
    Greece - Russia
    Turkey - China

    Ivory Coast have nothing to lose, but Puerto Rico must beat them just in case China pulls an upset against the Turks. All that for the privilege of playing against the red hot Lithuanians in the next round.

    Greece - Russia is the game to watch. Whoever wins the game earns the #2 seed. Regardless of the outcome, these teams will play either France or Spain in the next round. Those are likely going to be one of the toughest match-ups in the next round.

    With today's narrow victory over Puerto Rico, Turkey guaranteed to come out of the group on top. They'll probably give more minutes to the reserves against China. I doubt they'll lose this one in front of their home crowd though.

    GROUP D
    Spain - Canada
    Lebanon - Lithuania
    New Zealand - France

    Spain must win against Canada to stay ahead of New Zealand. If they lose and somehow New Zealand beats France, they'll fall to 4th place to face a motivated Turkey in front their home crowd. They need to fight hard so that they can play against a tough Greek team instead. Oh wait, that's just as hard. Oh well. No easy way out for the defending champs.

    I doubt Lebanon has any chance against Lithuania.

    New Zealand - France could be interesting but it's quite a tall order for the New Zealanders to move up in standings. This has been one of the toughest groups, but it's probably one where the standings are least likely to change.

    If the current standings hold, here are the second round matchups:

    Argentina - Croatia
    France - Russia
    Turkey - New Zealand
    Slovenia - Australia
    USA - Angola
    Greece - Spain
    Lithuania - Puerto Rico
    Serbia - Brazil

    I'm hoping for a Turkey vs USA final! :MusicBigGrin:
     
  8. Walter

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    Wow! In their last game the Turks routed China by 47 points where 3 starters rested and Hedo just played 10 minutes. The game was a no contest from the get-go with the China being held to just 13 points in the first half!
     
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    US looked sharped today.
     
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    We looked like we played well against Slovenia. 87-58 loss, shooting 18 of 58 from the field. Haha.
     
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    May I know why Darko is not playing in this tournament? Did he really that many playoff games over the last few years ala Kobe, Lebron, DHoward so on and so forth? Maybe is it because he has a big contract to deal with that he has to time off?
     
  12. Maverick

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    yea I was wondering why he wasnt playing either
     
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    "Darko Milicic has claimed in an interview that his NBA club, the Minnesota Timberwolves, did not want him to play for the national team this summer despite his desire to do so."

    FIBA.com - Latest basketball news
     
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    Their whole franchise is riding on his health. They just can't risk it.
     
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    Can you blame them?
     
  16. Walter

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    Lithuania beat China as expected. Kleiza led Lithuania with 30 pts on 14/22 shooting along with 9 boards.

    So far, only the Serbia-Croatia and Greece-Spain games were close in this round. In all the other games, the favorites won relatively easily with the most impressive one coming from the USA who routed Angola with a 55 point margin (121-66).

    Today's Argentina-Brazil game should be a good one. The next round will be tough games all around except the USA-Russia game which should be a relatively comfortable win for the Americans.

    Quarter final matchups:
    Serbia (5/1) - Spain (4/2)
    Slovenia (5/1) - Turkey (6/0)
    USA (6/0) - Russia (5/1)
    Lithuania (6/0) - Argentina (4/1)/Brazil (3/2)
     
  17. Walter

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    Top players so far

    Here are the top 5 performers in various categories. I also listed the top USA player for each category if there weren't any in the top 5.

    PPG
    1. Luis Scola (ARG) - 29.0
    2. Kirk Penney (NZL) - 24.7
    3. Jianlian Yi (CHN) - 20.2
    4. Hamed Haddadi (IRI) - 20
    5. Linas Kleiza (LTU) - 19.5
    6. Kevin Durant (USA) - 17.7

    RPG
    1. Jianlian Yi (CHN) - 10.2
    2. Hamed Haddadi (IRI) - 8.6
    3. Zaid Abbaas (JOR) - 8.4
    4. Ersan Ilyasova (TUR) - 8.2
    4. Luis Scola (ARG) - 8.2
    ...
    16. Kevin Love - 6.5

    APG
    1. Marcelo Huertas (BRA) - 6.6
    2. Pablo Prigioni (ARG) - 6.4
    3. Ricky Rubio (ESP) - 6.2
    4. Anton Ponskrashov (RUS) - 5.8
    5. Osama Daghles (JOR) - 5.6
    ...
    22. Stephen Curry (USA) - 3.2

    FG%
    1. Zaid Abbaas (JOR) - 64.3%
    2. Olimpio Cipriano (ANG) - 60.5%
    3. Marc Gasol (ESP) - 59.6%
    4. Luis Scola (ARG) - 59.6%
    5. Joel Anthony (CAN) - 57.5%

    3pt FG%
    1. Jan Jagla (GER) - 65%
    2. Aleksandr Rasic (SRB) - 59.3%
    3. Ersan Ilyasova (TUR) - 56.5%
    4. Marcelinho Machado (BRA) - 55.6%
    5. Mickael Gelabale (FRA) - 55.6%
    ...
    9. Kevin Durant (USA) - 54.2%

    FT%
    1. Kevin Durant (USA) - 94.4%
    2. Rudy Fernandez (ESP) - 88%
    3. Chauncey Billups (USA) - 86.4%
    3. Miguel Lutonda (ANG) - 86.4%
    5. Luis Scola (ARG) - 84.8%

    BPG
    1. Mamadou Lamizana (CIV) - 3.2
    2. Hamed Haddadi (IRI) - 2.6
    3. Marc Gasol (ESP) - 2.2
    4. Joel Anthony (CAN) - 2.2
    5. Salah Mejri (TUN) - 2.2
    ...
    9. Rudy Gay (USA) - 1.2

    SPG
    1. Arsalan Kazemi (IRI) - 2.8
    2. Sinan Guler (TUR) - 2.6
    2. Ali Mahmoud (LIB) - 2.6
    4. Milos Teodosic (SRB) - 2.5
    5. Mouloukou Diabate (CIV) - 2.4
    ...
    13. Andre Igoudala (USA) - 1.8

    Kevin Durant is obviously "the stud" for this USA team. Luis Scola is making the case for player of the tournament. I've also been very impressed with the way Ilyasova played so far in this tournament. He quietly had a really good season at Milwaukee. Hopefully he can carry some of this momentum to have an even better year in the NBA.
     
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    Luis Scola is pretty darn good.
     
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    Scola leads Argentina past Brazil

    This game did not disappoint. It was up and down from start to finish. Scola and Delfino once again came through for Argentina.

    FIBA.com - 2010 FIBA World Championship Boxscore

    Scola scored 37, including 10 of Argentina's final 12 points. His final stats:

    39 pts (14/20 - that's 70%!)
    9 rebs (4 offensive)
    8/9 from the line
    3 assists
    2 steals
    3 TO
    1 PF

    Wow, what a performance.

    Funny stat, Oberto, Delfino and Scola were the only Argentines that were fouled.
     
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    Nice writeup on Team USA

    U.S. shows look of potential champion - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

     

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