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Day 4 in Rio de Janeiro - Aug 10, 2016

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Group B
Argentina - Croatia 90-82
Argentina fired past Croatia for the second consecutive win in Group B. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) posted 23 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Argentina unloaded 46 points in the first half to jump to a 4-point lead. They triggered a massive 27:14 run in the third quarter to post a 17-point advantage. Croatia sank 28 points in the final period but just sweetened the pill at the end. Manu Ginobili (198-G-77, agency: Interperformances) and Nicolas Laprovittola (193-PG-90) accounted for 13 points each in the victory. Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for Croatia.

Lithuania - Nigeria 89-80
Lithuania posted the second straight win in Rio. The Baltic team held off Nigeria for 2-0 record in Group B. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) and Jonas Maciulis (198-F/G-85) scored 21 points each to lead the winners. Nigeria got to the slightly better start. The African powerhouse grabbed a 41:36 halftime lead. But Lithuania responded with a 29:13 rally in the third term to spur ahead. Nigeria sank 26 points in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. Renaldas Seibutis (196-SG-85) added 12 points for the winners. Diogu Ikechukwu (204-C/F-83, college: Arizona St.) responded with 19 points and 7 boards for Nigeria. Michael Umeh had 17 points in the loss.

Spain - Brazil 65-66
Brazil celebrated the first win in Rio de Janeiro. The hosts upset Spain for 1-1 record in Group B. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83) chipped in 11 points, 7 assists and 4 boards for the home side. Brazil grabbed an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap at 8-point mark heading into the fourth stanza. Spain denied the deficit as Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) put them in front late in regulation. But Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84) tipped the ball in to give the decisive lead to the home side. He finished with 10 points for Brazil. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) responded with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Spain.


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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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