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Day 2 in Rio de Janeiro - Aug 8, 2016


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Group B
Brazil - Lithuania 76-82
Lithuania secured the winning start to their Rio campaign. They upset hosting Brazil in Group B opener. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) finished with 16 points and 8 assists to lead the charge. Lithuania stormed into this one. They unloaded 58 points in the first half to pile up a massive 29-point halftime lead. But Brazil did not give that easily. The hosts went on a determined comeback rally in the second half. They pulled within 4 points late in regulation before Lithuania managed to stopped the rot and ice the victory. Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Leandro Barbosa (190-PG-82) responded with 21 points for Brazil. Raul Neto (185-PG-92) finished with 14 points in the loss.

Nigeria - Argentina 66-94
Argentina cruised past Nigeria in the opening game at the tournament. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) came up with 19 points and 5 assists to pace the Latin American side. Argentina rallied to a comfortable 50:31 halftime lead. They poured in 44 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Diogu Ikechukwu (204-C/F-83, college: Arizona St.) responded with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Nigeria. Ebi Ere (195-G/F-81, college: Oklahoma, agency: Two Points) had 14 points in the loss.

Croatia - Spain 72-70
Croatia opened win count in Rio de Janeiro. They shocked ambitious Spain in the opener. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) stepped up with 23 points to lead the winners. Spain got to a quick start. They grabbed a 21:13 lead after the first period. Croatia narrowed the distance at 6-point mark at the interval 32:38. Spain stretched the lead at 7-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. But Croatia used a furious 25:16 run in the fourth frame to get away with a narrow win at the end. Darko Planinic (210-C-90) contributed 11 points for the winners. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) responded with 26 points and 9 boards for Spain. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) had 19 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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