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Day 1 in Rio de Janeiro - Aug 7, 2016


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Group A
Venezuela - Serbia 62-86
Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) scored 19 points and Serbia overcame Venezuela in the starting game in Rio de Janeiro. It was rather a one-way traffic from start to finish. Serbia posted an 18:14 lead after the first period. The Europeans went on a 26:9 run in the second term to boost the gap at 21-point mark at halftime 44:23. Serbia drained 24 points in the third term to extend their lead. They kept Venezuela at distance throughout the fourth quarter marching to the win. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) finished with 18 points for the winners. Jose Vargas (195-G/F-82, agency: Pro Sports) and Gregory Echenique (206-C-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 12 points each for Venezuela.

China - USA 62-119
Team USA had little troubles posting the first win in Rio de Janeiro. They cruised past China in the opener. Kevin Durant (206-SF-88, college: Texas) nailed 25 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds to lead the winners. Team USA stunned China with a 30:10 run in the opening quarter. The North American side added 29 points in the second period to open a massive 59:30 halftime lead. Team USA unleashed 60 points in the second half to cruise to the win. DeMarcus Cousins (211-C/F-90, college: Kentucky) provided 17 points in the victory. Yi Jianlian (212-PF-87) responded with 25 points for China. Li Gen (196-F-88) had 7 points in the defeat.

Australia - France 87-66
Australia secured the winning start to their Olympic Games campaign. They beat mighty France in the opener. Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with 21 points to lead the Boomers. Australia jumped to a 20:14 lead after the opening quarter. Les Bleues pulled within three points at halftime as Tony Parker sank 16 points in the second frame. But Australia regained control in the third quarter. The Boomers poured in 25 points to establish a 13-point lead heading into the fourth term. They dropped 26 points in the final stanza to ice the win. Andrew Bogut delivered 18 points for the winners. Tony Parker responded with 18 points for France. Mickael Gelabale (202-SF-83, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points in the loss.

  




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Olympic Games Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Australia
 5. Croatia
 6. France
 7. Lithuania
 8. Argentina
 9. Brazil
 10. Venezuela
 11. Nigeria
 12. China
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  BIH
  (203-SF-89)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Bogdanovic, BIH24.8 
 2. Mills, AUS20.5 
 3. Yi, CHN20.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.4 
 5. Kalnietis, LTU19.2 
 6. Raduljica, SRB17.6 
 7. Durant, USA16.8 
 8. Campazzo, ARG16.4 
 9. Nocioni, ARG15.6 
 10. Ginobili, ARG15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pau GASOL
  ESP
  (213-F/C-80)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gasol, ESP8.8 
 2. Diogu, NGR8.6 
 3. Scola, ARG8.0 
 4. Saric, CRO7.2 
 5. Valanciunas, LTU6.8 
 6. Yi, CHN6.6 
 7. Hilario, BRA6.4 
 8. Lima, BRA6.3 
 9. Nocioni, ARG6.2 
 10. Gobert, FRA6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew DELLAVEDOVA
  AUS
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dellavedova, AUS8.6 
 2. Kalnietis, LTU8.0 
 3. Huertas, BRA6.6 
 4. Irving, AUS6.0 
 5. Campazzo, ARG5.2 
 6. Heurtel, FRA5.0 
 7. Teodosic, SRB5.0 
 8. Guo, CHN4.8 
 9. Rodriguez, ESP4.8 
 10. Vargas, VEN4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  ARG
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campazzo, ARG2.6 
 2. Vargas, VEN2.2 
 3. Hilario, BRA2.0 
 4. Fernandez, ESP2.0 
 5. De Colo, FRA1.6 
 6. Yi, CHN1.4 
 7. Maciulis, LTU1.4 
 8. Barbosa, BRA1.4 
 9. Zhou, CHN1.4 
 10. Rubio, ESP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  NGR
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, NGR2.4 
 2. Gobert, FRA2.0 
 3. Gasol, ESP2.0 
 4. Bogut, AUS1.8 
 5. Diogu, NGR1.2 
 6. Yi, CHN1.2 
 7. Valanciunas, LTU1.0 
 8. Javtokas, LTU1.0 
 9. Diaw, FRA1.0 
 10. Acuna, ARG1.0 
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