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USA claim the 14th Olympic Gold - Aug 12, 2012

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USA - Spain 107-100
USA claimed the 14th Olympic Gold. They defeated Spain in the championship game in London tonight to clinch the trophy. Kevin Durant (206-SF-88, college: Texas) led all scorers with 30 points and 9 rebounds. The lead changed hands numerous times throughout the starting quarter. Finally Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony gave Team USA a 25:16 lead. They finished the opening quarter up by 8 points 35:27. But Spain opened the second term with seven points in a row to narrow the deficit. Soon Rodriguez drained a triple to put Spain in front 39:37. The teams exchanged baskets as USA managed to eke out a 59:58 lead at halftime. The teams continued to go neck and neck throughout the third term. Kobe Bryant helped the North American team gain a 77:72 lead. But Serg Ibaka and Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80) dragged Spain within one at the final intermission 82:83. Kevin Durant organized a 7:1 run from the USA as they posted a 97:87 lead with under five minutes remaining. Spain trimmed the deficit to 6 points but LeBron James (203-SF-84) hit a triple and Chris Paul followed a jumper to secure a 104:93 lead with 51 seconds remaining. USA hung on in the dying seconds and celebrated historic victory at the end. LeBron James accounted for 19 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for USA. Kobe Bryant added 17 points in the victory. Pau Gasol answered with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for Spain. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) had 21 points in the loss.
3-4 Place
Argentina - Russia 77-81
Russia clinched the Bronze medals at the Olympic basketball tournament. They snatched the win over Argentina in a heart-stopping thriller. Alexey Shved scored 25 points, distributed 7 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds to pace the winners. The lead changed hands for several times throughout close first quarter. Argentina eked out a 20:19 lead after ten minutes. Argentina stretched the lead to 6 points midway through the second quarter. However Russia answered with 12 points in a row to surge ahead. Alexey Shved capped the half with a three-pointer to make it 40:38 for Russia. The teams continued their roller-coaster action throughout the third term. The lead changed hands before Vitaliy Fridzon (196-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) and Andrei Kirilenko (209-F-81) gave David Blatts team a 56:48 lead. Russia soon gained an 11-point advantage 61:50. But the Latin American team answered with seven points in a row to narrow the margin at 4-point mark 57:61. Argentina quickly denied the deficit setting up a thrilling finale. The teams were tied at 74 with under 90 seconds remaining in regulation. Carlos Delfino scored just one free throw, while Vitaliy Fridzon sank both his attempts to put Russia in front with 56 seconds remaining. Emanuel Ginobili replied with a tough layup to pull Argentina in front 77:76. Alexey Shved answered with a three-pointer and then Vitaliy Fridzon converted a layup to seal the victory for Russia. Vitaliy Fridzon finished with 19 points, while Andrei Kirilenko added 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Emanuel Ginobili responded with 21 points for Argentina. Andres Nocioni (199-SF-79) had 16 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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