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Day 6 in Rio de Janeiro - Aug 12, 2016

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Group B
Lithuania - Argentina 81-73
Lithuania went 3-0 in Rio de Janeiro. They beat Argentina to solidify their top position in Group B. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) nailed 23 points to lead the Baltic state. Lithuania eked out a 30:27 halftime lead. They sank 27 points in the third quarter to enter the fourth quarter up by 8 points. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the final period as Lithuania marched to the win. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) had 17 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in the victory. Manu Ginobili (198-G-77, agency: Interperformances) responded with 22 points for Argentina. Andres Nocioni (202-SF-79) had 14 points in the defeat.

Nigeria - Spain 87-96
Spain finally picked up their first victory at the tournament. They beat Nigeria for 1-2 record in Group B. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) provided 16 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Spain stormed into the game. They accumulated a 25:11 lead after ten minutes. Nigeria however picked up the tempo in the next periods. They unleashed 55 points in the next two quarters to pull ahead by one point. Spain bounced back with a 31:21 run in the fourth term to gain a valuable victory. Ricky Rubio (193-G-90) delivered 15 points for the winners. Chamberlain Oguchi (196-SG-86, college: Illinois St.) responded with 24 points for Nigeria.

Brazil - Croatia 76-80
Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) nailed 33 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead propel Croatia past hosting Brazil in Group B. Croatia stayed in charge throughout the first half. The European side built a 41:31 halftime lead. Brazil however went on a determined comeback rally in the second half. The hosts pulled within three points late in regulation. But Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) and Bojan Bogdanovic came up with key buckets and raced to the victory. Dario Saric posted 15 points and 7 rebounds as the winners improved at 2-1 record. Leandro Barbosa (190-PG-82) responded with 16 points for Brazil. Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84) had 12 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
  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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