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USA and Spain set up title clash - Aug 10, 2012

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USA - Argentina 109-83
USA entered the title game at the Olympic Games basketball tournament. They bruised Argentina in the semifinal battle tonight to set up the clash versus Spain on Sunday. Kevin Durant (206-SF-88, college: Texas) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Argentina will play versus Russia in the consolation final. Team USA jumped to a 15:4 lead midway through the opening quarter. But Emanuel Ginobili (198-SG-77, agency: Interperformances), Scola and Nocioni returned Argentina in the game. They cut the deficit to just three points 15:18 late in the period. USA entered the second frame up by 5 points 24:19. Delfino drained back-to-back triples midway through the second term to keep Argentina within striking distance. LeBron James (203-SF-84) however answered with seven points in a row to make 37:27 for USA. Emanuel Ginobili capped the first half with a three-pointer to put Argentina within 7 points 40:47. Emanuel Ginobili drained another trey at the start of the second half but Team USA answered with 12:3 run to clear off. Kevin Durant connected twice from beyond the arc and LeBron James added a jumper as USA built a 72:53 lead with under two minutes to go in the third quarter. They entered the fourth quarter up by 17 points 74:57. USA opened the fourth frame with eight points in a row and never looked back cruising to the seventh win in a row at the tournament. LeBron James finished with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, while Carmelo Anthony (203-SF-84, college: Syracuse) chipped in 18 points for the winners. Emanuel Ginobili replied with 18 points for Argentina. Luis Scola and Carlos Delfino had 15 points each in the loss.

Spain - Russia 67-59
Spain will play in the Olympic basketball tournament Final. They overcame Russia in the semifinal thriller. Spain thus took revenge on Russia for the loss in the preliminary round. Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80) scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace the winners. Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) and Khryapa gave Russia a 9:4 lead midway through the opening quarter. The teams were plagued by misses in the first ten minutes but Russia managed to secure a 12:9 lead. Monya hit a bunch of three-pointers to give Russia a 27:14 lead midway through the second term. Spain cut the distance but still faced an 11-point deficit at halftime 20:31. But the third term turned the tables for the Spaniards. Pau Gasol and Jose Manuel Calderon (192-PG-81) connected from beyond the arc late in the period and Spain levelled things up at 46 heading into the fourth frame. Anton Ponkrashov put Russia back in charge early in the quarter. But Llull and Jose Manuel Calderon organized a 9:0 run from Spain as they accumulated a 55:49 advantage. Jose Manuel Calderon hit another trey and Reyes added a jumper to make it 60:50 for Spain with under five minutes to go. Andrei Kirilenko kept Russian fans hopeful draining a triple but a number of misses from the charity stripe from Andrei Kirilenko sealed the deal for them. Spain celebrated victory and advanced into the championship game. Jose Manuel Calderon provided 14 points, while Marc Gasol and Rudy Fernandez added 11 points each for Spain. Sasha Kaun answered with 14 points for Russia. Anton Ponkrashov and Andrei Kirilenko had 10 points apiece in the loss.

Nemanja Bjelica will not help Serbia in Rio - 8 days ago

Nemanja Bjelica(209-SF-88) is reportedly going to miss the Olympic Games basketball tournament. The forward is dealing with an injury in the post-season and has opted against participating at the tournament. The forward played at the 2015 EuroBasket for Serbia. He averaged 13.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game at the event. He was named into All-Europe 1st Team. Last season Nemanja Bjelica spent with the Minnesota Timberwolves. His stats read 5.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4...   [read more]

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FIBA QT in Manila: France tame Canada to punch tickets to Rio - 15 days ago

France - Canada 83:74 France became the final 12th participant of the Olympic Games in Brazil. They outgunned Canada in the Final of the Manila Qualifying Tournament to book the tickets. Tony Parker (188-PG-82) was pivotal with 26 points for Les Bleues. It was a close game throughout three periods. The teams got to a flying start. France sank 30 points in the opening stanza to take a 5-point lead. The tempo slowed down in the second term. Canada held their opponents to just 9 points to...   [read more]

FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia seal Rio birth as they outlast Italy - 16 days ago

Italy - Croatia 78:84 (OT) Croatia punched their Olympic Games tickets. They outscored Italy in overtime drama in Turin to win the Qualifying Tournament. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) stepped up with 26 points and 6 rebounds to lead the winners. Croatia jumped ahead in the first period. They went on a 19:12 run in the opening ten minutes. Italy picked up the tempo in the second stanza. The Azzurri totalled 22 points in the period to cut the distance at 5-poi...   [read more]

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FIBA QT in Belgrade: Sublime Serbia triumph in Belgrade OQT Final to qualify for Olympics - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manila: France beat Turkey - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manila: Canada outlast New Zealand to reach Final - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia wins the final against Italy 84-78 (OT) for a place in Rio - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: High-octane Serbia race past Czech Republic into final - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Italy beats 79-54 Mexico to reach the final - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Puerto Rico outlast Latvia, enter Final - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia is the first finalist, 66-61 against Greece - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Turkey advance at Senegal's expense - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: France defeat New Zealand 66-59 - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Czech Republic turn back Japan to make semi-finals - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Serbia see off plucky Angola to top Group A - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Canada advances to Semis - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Greece wins the challenge for the first place 86-70 on Mexico - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: New Zealand break Philippine hearts - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: no problems for Croatia, 72-52 vs Tunisia for a place in semifinal - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Latvia finish strong against Czechs to book semi-final spot - 20 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Puerto Rico win against Angola on Day2 - 20 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: De Colo and Parker led France to beat Philippines - 20 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Italy wins 67-60 vs Croatia to win the group B - 20 days ago  
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Olympic Games Standings
Group A
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. China 0-0 
 3. France 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
 5. USA 0-0 
 6. Venezuela 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Brazil 0-0 
 3. Croatia 0-0 
 4. Spain 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Nigeria 0-0 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Blatche, USA25.5 
 2. Bogdanovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Webster, NZL21.7 
 4. Joseph, CAN19.3 
 5. Cruz, MEX19.0 
 6. Bogdanovic, SRB17.8 
 7. Jokic, SRB17.8 
 8. De Colo, FRA17.3 
 9. Bertans, LAT16.3 
 10. Webster, NZL16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ndour, SEN10.5 
 2. Saric, CRO10.0 
 3. Webster, NZL9.7 
 4. Erden, TUR8.7 
 5. Thompson, CAN8.3 
 6. Vukona, FIJ7.7 
 7. Blatche, USA7.5 
 8. Jokic, SRB7.5 
 9. Gallinari, ITA7.3 
 10. Kazemi, IRI7.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Satoransky, CZE7.3 
 2. Bogdanovic, SRB6.0 
 3. Teodosic, SRB5.5 
 4. Calathes, USA5.3 
 5. Roll, USA5.0 
 6. Tabuse, JPN5.0 
 7. Arroyo, PUR4.5 
 8. Bertans, LAT4.3 
 9. Barea, PUR4.3 
 10. Joseph, CAN4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos MORAIS
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Morais, ANG2.5 
 2. De Colo, FRA2.3 
 3. Gutierrez, MEX2.3 
 4. Holland, PUR2.3 
 5. Stoll, USA2.0 
 6. Doraghi, IRI2.0 
 7. Braa, TUN2.0 
 8. Jovic, SRB1.8 
 9. Kalinic, SRB1.8 
 10. Calathes, USA1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  Avg: 3
 1. Ndour, SEN3.0 
 2. Antetokounmp., GRE2.0 
 3. Mbodj, SEN1.5 
 4. Ghyaza, TUN1.5 
 5. Watanabe, JPN1.5 
 6. Pasecniks, LAT1.3 
 7. Vesely, CZE1.3 
 8. Antetokounmp., NGR1.3 
 9. Silins, LAT1.0 
 10. Cusin, ITA1.0 
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