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Russia and Lithuania advance to Olympic Games basketball tournament - Jul 8, 2012


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Andrei
Kirilenko
Russia - Nigeria 85:77
Russia booked the ticket to Olympic Games. They overcame ambitious Nigerian team to secure the place at the 2012 Olympic Games basketball tournament in London. Shved scored 22 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds to lead the winners.
Russia got to a flying start. They exploded with 26 points in the starting quarter to take a 3-point lead. Russia held the African team to 8 points in the second term to ensure a 15-point halftime advantage 46:31. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term as Russia kept their opponents at distance. David Blatt team entered the fourth period up by 15 points 68:53. Nigeria tried hard cutting the deficit to 6 points but Russia hang on to escape with a crucial win at the end. Andrei Kirilenko (206-F-81) (206-F-81) accounted for 19 points and 8 rebounds, while Vitaly Fridzon (196-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) added 15 points for the winners. Ike Diogu (208-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.) responded with 16 points and 14 boards for Nigeria. Adeola Dagunduro (195-G-86, college: Nebraska) added 16 points in the loss.

Russia: Shved 22, Andrei Kirilenko 19, Vitaly Fridzon 15
Nigeria: Ike Diogu 16+14 boards, Adeola Dagunduro 16

Lithuania - Dominican Republic 109:83
Lithuania will play at 2012 Olympic Games in London. They overcame Dominican Republic to ensure their appearance at the tournament. Jonas Maciulis (200-G/F-85) came up with 19 points to pace the Baltic team.
Lithuania pulled ahead in the opening quarter. They capitalized on Dominican Republic low scoring percentage to take a 21:16 lead. Lithuania exploded with 31 points in the second quarter to clear off to a 16-point lead. Dominican Republic stopped the bleeding in the third term. They narrowed the distance to 14 points with one period remaining. However Lithuania quickly picked up the tempo and fired 34 points in the final stanza giving no chance for Dominican Republic. Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds, while Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) added 13 points for the winners. Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) answered with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Dominican Republic. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) provided 12 points in the loss.

Lithuania: Jonas Maciulis 19, Jonas Valanciunas 17, Linas Kleiza 13
Dominican Republic: Jack Michael Martinez 13+10 boards, Alfred Horford 12
  




Danilo
Gallinari
Italy: preliminary squad for Olympic Qualifying Tournament - May 7, 2016

The new head coach Ettore Messina announced the preliminary squad for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, when Italy will play in Turin to earn a spot for Rio 2016. This the list of 24 players for coach Messina: Awudu Abass (199-SF-93, agency: Players Group) (Acqua Vitasnella Cantu) Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) (Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia) Andrea Bargnani (213-F/C-85) (Free Agent) Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) (Sacramento Kings) Bruno Cerella (194-G/F-86, agency: Players Group) (EA7 Armani Mi...   [read more]

Will Voigt
D'Tigers Aiming for Glory in Rio 2016 - May 7, 2016

The Nigerian national basketball team, D'Tigers are aiming to reach greater heights at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero scheduled to begin on Friday, August 5, 2016. It will be recalled that the D'Tigers recorded a feat by being the only African nation to ever qualify for the Summer Olympics through the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2012. D'Tigers beat the world elite teams of Lithuania and Greece to reach the Olympics proper. However, due to several factors,...   [read more]

Chris Paul
Chris Paul withdraws from Team USA consideration for 2016 Olympics - Mar 29, 2016

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Chris Paul (183-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) went to see the volleyball, the swimming, the track. He brought Russell Westbrook (190-PG-88, college: UCLA) with him to root on Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. He sat in the cheering section for Michael Phelps. 'What we do is such a small thing compared to what the people do who protect our freedom,' Paul said. 'But when I put on that USA jersey it always gave me goose bumps because you realized you...   [read more]


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Qualifications for Olympic Games
Group A (A)
 1. Angola 0-0 
 2. P.Rico 0-0 
 3. Serbia 0-0 
Group A (B)
 1. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 2. Japan 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
Group B (A)
 1. Canada 0-0 
 2. Senegal 0-0 
 3. Turkey 0-0 
Group B (B)
 1. France 0-0 
 2. N.Zealand 0-0 
 3. Philippines 0-0 
Group C (A)
 1. Greece 0-0 
 2. Iran 0-0 
 3. Mexico 0-0 
Group C (B)
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Italy 0-0 
 3. Tunisia 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Patrick MILLS
  AUS
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Mills, AUS21.5 
 2. Durant, USA20.3 
 3. Ginobili, ARG19.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.1 
 5. Scola, ARG18.0 
 6. Kirilenko, RUS17.5 
 7. Barbosa, BRA16.2 
 8. Deng, ENG15.8 
 9. Parker, FRA15.7 
 10. Batum, FRA15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jianlian YI
  (212-PF-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Yi, CHN10.2 
 2. Mejri, TUN10.0 
 3. Diogu, NGR9.0 
 4. Ben Ghnia, TUN8.6 
 5. Nene, BRA8.0 
 6. Love, USA7.9 
 7. Gasol, ESP7.6 
 8. Kirilenko, RUS7.5 
 9. Varejao, BRA7.0 
 10. Freeland, ENG6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Pablo PRIGIONI
  ITA
  (190-PG-77)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Prigioni, ARG6.5 
 2. Huertas, BRA6.0 
 3. Shved, RUS5.9 
 4. James, USA5.6 
 5. Jasikevicius, LTU5.3 
 6. Paul, USA4.9 
 7. Kalnietis, LTU4.8 
 8. Deng, ENG4.6 
 9. Dellavedova, AUS4.5 
 10. Diaw, FRA4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Paul, USA2.6 
 2. Aminu, NGR2.0 
 3. Kirilenko, RUS1.9 
 4. Prigioni, ARG1.8 
 5. Nielsen, AUS1.8 
 6. Ben Ghnia, TUN1.8 
 7. De Colo, FRA1.7 
 8. Durant, USA1.7 
 9. Ginobili, ARG1.6 
 10. James, USA1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  TUN
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Mejri, TUN3.4 
 2. Yi, CHN2.2 
 3. Kirilenko, RUS1.8 
 4. Batum, FRA1.5 
 5. Seraphin, FRA1.3 
 6. Gasol, ESP1.3 
 7. Ibaka, ESP1.3 
 8. Jankunas, LTU1.0 
 9. Nene, BRA1.0 
 10. Kaun, RUS0.8 
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