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BroadwayBomber55
06-21-16, 09:39 PM
Will the United States win their third consecutive Olympic Gold Medal and their fifth major basketball tournament overall in Rio de Janeiro 2016? Will there be a new Olympic champion in Rio?

Can anyone stop the United States women's team who are gunning for their sixth straight Olympic Gold Medal?

The Summer Olympics basketball tournament runs from August 6-August 21.

BroadwayBomber55
06-21-16, 09:43 PM
The women's field is set with 12-teams competing in Rio de Janeiro.

United States - 2014 FIBA Basketball Women's World Cup champions
Brazil - Host Nation for 2016 Summer Olympics
Serbia - EuroBasket Women 2015
Canada - 2015 FIBA Americas Championship
Australia - 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship
Japan - 2015 FIBA Asia Championship
Senegal - AfroBasket Women 2015

Final Five Spots via the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament June 13-19 in Nantes, France: Belarus, China, France, Spain and Turkey

BroadwayBomber55
06-21-16, 09:50 PM
The Men's field of 12 will be completed after the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments that will take place from July 4-10, 2016 in three different cities.

Already qualified
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup - United States
Host Nation - Brazil
2015 FIBA Oceania Championship - Australia
AfroBasket 2015 - Nigeria
2015 FIBA Americas Championship - Venezuela and Argentina
EuroBasket 2015 - Spain and Lithuania
2015 FIBA Asia Championship - China

The 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments - July 4-10, 2016
Three winners from three places qualify for the Olympics

2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Belgrade's Kombank Arena
Groups
Note: Top two advance to the semifinals
Group A: Serbia, Angola and Puerto Rico
Group B: Japan, Czech Republic and Latvia

2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Manila's Mall of Asia
Groups
Note: Top two advance to the semifinals
Group A: Turkey, Senegal and Canada
Group B: France, New Zealand and Philippines

2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Turin's Pala Alpitour
Groups
Note: Top two advance to the semifinals
Group A: Greece, Mexico and Iran
Group B: Tunisia, Croatia and Italy

melon
06-22-16, 12:39 PM
What's your opinion on our roster?

I like the additions of Klay, Drummond, Kyrie to go with LeBron and Durant. I like our role players, too. Hope Carmelo and Dwight accept reduced roles. I definitely predicting gold.

BroadwayBomber55
06-22-16, 03:50 PM
What's your opinion on our roster?

I like the additions of Klay, Drummond, Kyrie to go with LeBron and Durant. I like our role players, too. Hope Carmelo and Dwight accept reduced roles. I definitely predicting gold.

I think this will be the roster if those people are actually committed as Jerry Colangelo and the Team USA brass will make their final decisions this week. They have to start practice on July 18 and start their exhibition send-off series on July 22.

Starting Five
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
PF: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
SF: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
SG: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
PG: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

Bench
C: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
PF: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
PG: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
SF: Paul George, Indiana Pacers
G/F: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
SF: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
F/C: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers

So far, I heard Green, Cousins and Durant are part of the Team USA squad right now.

If LeBron decides to rest, I put Carmelo Anthony in there. I also say DeAndre Jordan for Love if Love declines a spot. If Iguodala is not selected, I choose DeMar DeRozan.

Team USA has so much depth.

BroadwayBomber55
06-23-16, 11:00 AM
US Olympic men's basketball team news

Carmelo Anthony commits to US Olympic Team
http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/1048520-report-melo-commits-to-olympic-team-this-summer

Toronto Raptors' duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan also committed to US Olympic Team
http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/1048509

BroadwayBomber55
06-23-16, 12:25 PM
Add Chicago Bull Jimmy Butler to the U.S. Olympic team
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/16451044/carmelo-anthony-kyle-lowry-jimmy-butler-commit-playing-us-rio-games

melon
06-23-16, 01:11 PM
Now that I think about it, it will be tough for LeBron to play. 6 consecutive Finals. A couple of gold medals. He has to be fatigued.

I like this team and the team oriented guys coming off the bench- Leonard, Green, Love, etc...

BroadwayBomber55
06-24-16, 02:52 AM
No Kawhi Leonard for Rio
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics-spurs-leonard-latest-us-player-pass-rio-200935643--nba.html;_ylt=A0SO8zhD2GxXaWQAgSlXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--

BroadwayBomber55
06-24-16, 02:59 AM
So far for the 2016 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team

Committed:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors

Undecided:
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers

I hope Love, Klay and Kyrie join the team. I also hope Andre Iguodala can be in the mix.

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-16, 09:27 AM
Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal declines participation in Team USA in Rio
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wizards-guard-beal-says-no-us-olympic-offer-213058835--nba.html;_ylt=A0SO8z1ohW5XmY4AhbxXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyNnAzdnZ2BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjIyOTFfMQRzZWMDc2M-

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-16, 02:12 PM
Report: Golden State Warriors SF Harrison Barnes accept Team USA invite
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/16510269/harrison-barnes-becomes-third-golden-state-warriors-player-commit-rio-games-us

Players that accept Team USA invite so far:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings

I hope Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving gets the 12th and final spot.

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-16, 07:21 PM
Team USA roster is set: Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving to play in Rio for Team USA
http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/kyrie-irving-to-play-for-us-team-at-rio-olympics-062516

Here's the depth chart:
http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/team-usa-basketball-roster-rio-olympics-depth-chart-kyrie-irving/1plle8vsqxr7r1pjwk2rqplfcx

My starting five suggestion
C: DeMarcus Cousins
PF: Draymond Green
SF: Kevin Durant
SG: Klay Thompson
PG: Kyrie Irving

Two former FIBA Basketball World Cup MVPs on the same starting five.

BroadwayBomber55
06-25-16, 11:14 PM
Pau Gasol is in for Spain
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/16502784/pau-gasol-announces-play-spain-basketball-team-olympics

BroadwayBomber55
06-27-16, 10:17 PM
Here's the official Team USA roster that will go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics
http://espn.go.com/olympics/basketball/story/_/id/16540347/nba-team-usa-roster-2016-rio-olympics

This is not a bad roster that Jerry Colangelo and Team USA picked despite all those withdraws from the likes of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry.

My official starting five pick
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
PF: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
SF: Paul George, Indiana Pacers
SG: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
PG: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

You have two former FIBA Basketball World Cup MVPs in the starting five in KD and Kyrie.
As long as Cousins keeps his temper in check and focus on being the freight train on the court, he's my lock at center.

And you have PG and Klay as two of the best two-way players in the game.

However, I won't be surprised if Carmelo Anthony gets in the starting nod at PF and move Durant to SF and George to SG.

Draymond Green can be in the starting lineup as well, but I like the small ball format if Green is there at C.

Lots of things to ponder for Coach K.

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-16, 01:42 AM
Confirmed Rosters - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Turin, Italy (July 4-9)
http://www.fiba.com/oqt/italy/2016/news/rosters-confirmed-on-eve-of-2016-fiba-olympic-qualifying-tournament-in-turin

BB55's Picks - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Turin, Italy
Group Stage

Note: Top two from each group advance to semifinals

Group A
1. Greece
2. Iran
3. Mexico

Group B
1. Italy
2. Croatia
3. Tunisia

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-16, 01:44 AM
Confirmed Rosters - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Belgrade, Serbia (July 4-9)
http://www.fiba.com/oqt/serbia/2016/news/rosters-confirmed-on-eve-of-2016-fiba-olympic-qualifying-tournament-in-belgrade

BB55's Picks - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Belgrade, Serbia
Group Stage

Note: Top two from each group advance to semifinals

Group A
1. Serbia
2. Puerto Rico
3. Angola

Group B
1. Latvia
2. Czech Republic
3. Japan

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-16, 01:55 AM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 1 Fixtures: July 4, 2016

From FIBA.com

Today is the first day of FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament action to see which three teams will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
Group B
18:00 Japan v. Latvia

Group A
21:00 Serbia v. Puerto Rico

Palaolimpico - Turin, Italy
Group A
18:00 Greece v. Iran

Group B
21:00 Tunisia v. Italy

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-16, 10:27 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 1 Final Scores: July 4, 2016

From FIBA.com

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
Group B
Lativa 88-48 Japan

Group A
Serbia 87-81 Puerto Rico

Palaolimpico - Turin, Italy
Group A
Greece 78-53 Iran

Group B
Italy 68-41 Tunisia

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-16, 10:30 PM
Confirmed Rosters - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Manila, Philippines (July 5-10)
http://www.fiba.com/oqt/philippines/2016/news/rosters-confirmed-on-eve-of-2016-fiba-olympic-qualifying-tournament-in-manila1

BB55's Picks - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Manila, Philippines
Group Stage

Note: Top two from each group advance to semifinals

Group A
1. Turkey
2. Canada
3. Senegal

Group B
1. France
2. Philippines
3. New Zealand

BroadwayBomber55
07-04-16, 10:38 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 1 and 2 Fixtures: July 5, 2016

From FIBA.com

The Manila section of FIBA 2016 Olympic qualifying starts.

Meanwhile in Belgrade, Puerto Rico and Latvia can punch their tickets to the semifinals if they both win.

Finally in Turin, Iran and Italy can book their spots in the Final Four in the Turin section if they both win their games.

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
Group A
18:30 Turkey v. Canada

Group B
21:00 France v. Philippines

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
Group A
18:00 Puerto Rico v. Angola

Group B
21:00 Latvia v. Czech Republic

Palaolimpico - Turin, Italy
Group A
18:00 Iran v. Mexico

Group B
21:00 Italy v. Croatia

BroadwayBomber55
07-06-16, 11:56 AM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 1 and 2 Final Scores: July 5, 2016

From FIBA.com

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
Group A
Turkey 69-77 Canada

Group B
France 93-84 Philippines

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
Group A
Puerto Rico 91-81 Angola
- Puerto Rico clinches spot in semifinals.

Group B
Latvia 71-59 Czech Republic
- Latvia wins Group B and clinches spot in semifinals.

Palaolimpico - Turin, Italy
Group A
Iran 70-75 Mexico
- Mexico and Greece both book spots in semifinals after Mexico's win over Iran. Iran is eliminated from Olympic qualification due to head-to-head losses over both Iran and Mexico.

Group B
Italy 67-60 Croatia
- Italy wins Group B and books a spot in the semifinals.

BroadwayBomber55
07-06-16, 12:06 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 2 and 3 Fixtures: July 6, 2016

From FIBA.com

In Turin, Italy, Greece and Mexico face off to see who wins Group A and avoid Group B winners and hosts Italy until the final.

The Group A winner will await the winner of second place in Group B as the winner of Tunisia and Croatia wrap up the Final Four in Turin.

Meanwhile in Manila, Philippines, Canada can book a spot in the semifinals with a win over Senegal and win Group A.

Also, the Philippines will try to boost their chances of making the semifinals in Group B if they beat New Zealand.

Finally in Belgrade, Serbia, hosts Serbia can win their group if they beat Angola. Otherwise, Angola will join Puerto Rico from Group A if they beat Serbia.

The Czech Republic and Japan will tangle to see who comes from Group B joining Latvia who already won the group.

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
Group A
18:30 Canada vs. Senegal

Group B
21:00 Philippines vs. New Zealand

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
Group A
18:00 Angola vs. Serbia

Group B
21:00 Czech Republic vs. Japan

Palaolimpico - Turin, Italy
Group A
18:00 Mexico vs. Greece

Group B
21:00 Croatia vs. Tunisia

BroadwayBomber55
07-07-16, 01:29 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 2 and 3 Final Scores: July 6, 2016

From FIBA.com

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
Group A
Canada 58-55 Senegal
- Canada wins Group A and books a spot in the semifinals.

Group B
Philippines 80-89 New Zealand
- New Zealand and France qualify for semifinals from Group B. Philippines is eliminated.

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
Group A
Angola 60-83 Serbia
- Serbia wins Group A and books a spot in semifinals.

Group B
Czech Republic 87-71 Japan
- Czech Republic books a spot in semifinals. Japan is eliminated.

Palaolimpico - Turin, Italy
Group A
Mexico 70-86 Greece
- Greece wins Group A. Mexico is Group A runner-up.

Group B
Croatia 72-52 Tunisia
- Croatia is Group B runner-up Tunisia is eliminated.

BroadwayBomber55
07-07-16, 01:35 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 3 Fixtures: July 7, 2016

From FIBA.com

In Manila, Turkey and Senegal will face off to see who grabs the last spot in Group A and go along with Group A winners Canada in the semifinals in the Manila portion of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying tournament.

In Group B, France and New Zealand face-off to see who wins Group B after both teams eliminated hosts Philippines in the group stages.

Group A
18:30 Senegal vs. Turkey

Group B
21:00 New Zealand vs. France

BroadwayBomber55
07-09-16, 12:15 AM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Group Stage

Matchday 3 Final Scores: July 7, 2016

From FIBA.com

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
Group A
Senegal 62-68 Turkey
- Turkey books a spot in the semifinals. Senegal is eliminated.

Group B
New Zealand 59-66 France
- France wins Group B. New Zealand is Group B runner-up.

BroadwayBomber55
07-09-16, 12:16 AM
The Knockout Stages are set

Manila Bracket - Mall of Asia Arena
Semifinals - July 9
Canada vs. New Zealand
France vs. Turkey

Final on July 10

Turin Bracket - Pala Olimpico
Semifinals - July 8
Greece vs. Croatia
Italy vs. Mexico

Final on July 9

Belgrade Bracket - Belgrade Arena
Semifinals - July 8
Serbia vs. Czech Republic
Latvia vs. Puerto Rico

Final on July 9

BroadwayBomber55
07-09-16, 12:26 AM
BB55's Picks - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men: Semifinals

Picks in Bold.

Manila Bracket - Mall of Asia Arena
Semifinals - July 9
Canada vs. New Zealand
France vs. Turkey

Final on July 10

Turin Bracket - Pala Olimpico, Turin
Semifinals - July 8
Greece vs. Croatia
Italy vs. Mexico

Final on July 9

Belgrade Bracket - Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
Semifinals - July 8
Serbia vs. Czech Republic
Latvia vs. Puerto Rico

Final on July 9

BroadwayBomber55
07-09-16, 12:45 AM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Knockout Stage

Semifinal Fixtures: July 8, 2016

From FIBA.com

Winner of the semifinal clashes advance to the Final in the Belgrade and Turin qualifying tournaments.

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
18:00 Latvia vs. Puerto Rico
21:00 Serbia vs. Czech Republic

Turin Bracket - Pala Olimpico
16:30 Greece vs. Croatia
21:00 Italy vs. Mexico

BroadwayBomber55
07-09-16, 01:07 AM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Knockout Stage

Semifinal Final Scores: July 8, 2016

From FIBA.com

Belgrade Arena - Belgrade, Serbia
Latvia 70-77 Puerto Rico
Serbia 96-72 Czech Republic

Turin Bracket - Pala Olimpico
Greece 61-66 Croatia
Italy 79-54 Mexico

BroadwayBomber55
07-09-16, 01:31 AM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Knockout Stage

Semifinal and Final Fixtures: July 9, 2016

From FIBA.com

Winner of the semifinal clashes advance to the Final in the Manila qualifying bracket and two tickets to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be punched as the winners of the Belgrade and Turin qualifiers will be decided.

Manila Bracket - Mall of Asia Arena
Semifinals
18:30 Canada vs. New Zealand
21:00 France vs. Turkey

Belgrade Bracket - Belgrade Arena, Serbia
The Final
21:00 Serbia vs. Puerto Rico

Turin Bracket - Pala Olimpico, Turin
The Final
21:00 Croatia vs. Italy

BroadwayBomber55
07-09-16, 01:54 AM
BB55's Picks - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men: Finals

Picks in Bold.

Belgrade Bracket - Belgrade Arena, Serbia
Serbia vs. Puerto Rico

Turin Bracket - Pala Olimpico, Turin
Croatia vs. Italy

BroadwayBomber55
07-10-16, 01:21 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Knockout Stage

Semifinal and Final Final Scores: July 9, 2016

From FIBA.com

Serbia and Croatia qualify for two of the three FIBA Olympic Qualifying spots in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament.

Meanwhile, France and Canada will duke it inside Manila, Philippines' Mall of Asia Arena for the 12th and final spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Belgrade Bracket - Belgrade Arena, Serbia
Serbia 108-77 Puerto Rico

Turin Bracket - Pala Olimpico, Turin
Croatia 84-78 (OT) Italy

Manila Bracket - Mall of Asia Arena
Semifinals
Canada 78-72 New Zealand
France 75-63 Turkey

BroadwayBomber55
07-10-16, 01:22 PM
BB55's Picks - 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men: Finals

Picks in Bold.

Manila Bracket - Mall of Asia Arena
Canada vs. France

BroadwayBomber55
07-10-16, 01:24 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Knockout Stage

Final Fixtures: July 10, 2016

From FIBA.com

Canada and France tangle in Manila for the 12th and final spot in the 12-team field for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Manila Bracket - Mall of Asia Arena
21:00 Canada vs. France

BroadwayBomber55
07-10-16, 01:26 PM
2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Knockout Stage

Final Final Scores: July 10, 2016

From FIBA.com

France takes the 12th and last spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics Basketball men's tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Canada 74-83 France

BroadwayBomber55
07-10-16, 01:30 PM
The complete fields for the 2016 Summer Olympics Basketball tournaments

Men's tournament
Group A: France, United States, Venezuela, Serbia, China and Australia
Group B: Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Lithuania, Croatia and Nigeria

Women's tournament
Group A: France, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Belarus and Turkey
Group B: Canada, Spain, United States, Senegal, Serbia and China

BroadwayBomber55
07-11-16, 01:10 PM
The U.S. Women's roster for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
http://www.usab.com/womens/national-team/roster.aspx

BroadwayBomber55
07-21-16, 01:34 PM
Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol will miss Rio Olympics in Spain for failing to recover from foot injury
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/17118949/memphis-grizzlies-marc-gasol-miss-olympics-spain

BroadwayBomber55
07-21-16, 01:43 PM
Full rosters so far - Men's tournament

Group A
Australia
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/basketball-men-believe-they-can-win-first-medal-at-rio-olympics

China
http://sports24hour.com/china-mens-basketball-olympic-team-roster-2016/

France
http://www.rio2016olympicsonline.com/2016/07/france-mens-basketball-olympic-team.html

Serbia
http://www.rio2016olympicsonline.com/2016/07/serbia-mens-basketball-olympic-team.html

Group B
Argentina
http://www.cabb.com.ar/web/confirmados-los-12-para-los-juegos-olimpicos-de-rio/

Brazil
http://www.cbb.com.br/PortalCBB/Noticias/Show/14438

Croatia
http://www.rio2016olympicsonline.com/2016/07/croatia-mens-basketball-olympic-team.html

Lithuania
http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2016/07/16/jonas-valanciunas-domantas-sabonis-lithuania-olympic-basketball-roster/

Nigeria
http://www.rio2016olympicsonline.com/2016/07/nigeria-mens-basketball-olympic-team.html

Spain
http://www.acb.com/redaccion.php?id=124149

BroadwayBomber55
07-21-16, 01:51 PM
Full rosters so far - Women's tournament

Group A
Australia
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/aussie-women-chase-elusive-basketball-gold-in-rio

Belarus
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/belarus-finalise-roster-for-rio-olympics

France
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/france-confirm-final-roster-for-rio-olympics

Japan
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/japan-coach-utsumi-chooses-12-players-for-rio-games

Group B
Senegal
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/african-champions-senegal-confirm-final-roster-for-rio

Spain
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/Spain#|tab=roster

The FUTURE
07-21-16, 04:50 PM
Here's the official Team USA roster that will go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics
http://espn.go.com/olympics/basketball/story/_/id/16540347/nba-team-usa-roster-2016-rio-olympics

This is not a bad roster that Jerry Colangelo and Team USA picked despite all those withdraws from the likes of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry.

My official starting five pick
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
PF: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
SF: Paul George, Indiana Pacers
SG: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
PG: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

You have two former FIBA Basketball World Cup MVPs in the starting five in KD and Kyrie.
As long as Cousins keeps his temper in check and focus on being the freight train on the court, he's my lock at center.

And you have PG and Klay as two of the best two-way players in the game.

However, I won't be surprised if Carmelo Anthony gets in the starting nod at PF and move Durant to SF and George to SG.

Draymond Green can be in the starting lineup as well, but I like the small ball format if Green is there at C.

Lots of things to ponder for Coach K.




I think coach K will start:


PG: Kyrie
SG: Klay Thompson
SF: KD
PF: Melo
C: DeAndre Jordan


2nd unit
PG: Lowry
SG: Jimmy Butler
SF: Paul George
PF: Draymond Green
C: DeMarcus Cousins


G DeRozan
F Barnes






Cousins gives you scoring off the bench. Don't really need Cousins when you already have Melo,KD,Klay,Kyrie on the floor.

melon
07-21-16, 08:37 PM
I think coach K will start:


PG: Kyrie
SG: Klay Thompson
SF: KD
PF: Melo
C: DeAndre Jordan


2nd unit
PG: Lowry
SG: Jimmy Butler
SF: Paul George
PF: Draymond Green
C: DeMarcus Cousins


G DeRozan
F Barnes






Cousins gives you scoring off the bench. Don't really need Cousins when you already have Melo,KD,Klay,Kyrie on the floor.

You could be right. But I'd rather see Green instead of Carmelo. And save Carmelo for O off the bench.

BroadwayBomber55
07-21-16, 10:49 PM
Coach K has some multiple tools in his disposal. He can go with this starting five as well

C: DeMarcus Cousins
PF: Carmelo Anthony
SF: Kevin Durant
SG: Paul George
PG: Kyrie Irving

That lineup has size, length on both sides of the court, quickness and scoring prowess.

BroadwayBomber55
08-01-16, 12:04 PM
Full rosters from other teams - Men's tournament

Group A
Australia
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/basketball-men-believe-they-can-win-first-medal-at-rio-olympics

China
http://sports24hour.com/china-mens-basketball-olympic-team-roster-2016/

France
http://www.rio2016olympicsonline.com/2016/07/france-mens-basketball-olympic-team.html

Serbia
http://www.rio2016olympicsonline.com/2016/07/serbia-mens-basketball-olympic-team.html

Venezuela
http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/venezuela-roster-set-for-rio

Group B
Argentina
http://www.cabb.com.ar/web/confirmados-los-12-para-los-juegos-olimpicos-de-rio/

Brazil
http://www.cbb.com.br/PortalCBB/Noticias/Show/14438

Croatia
http://www.rio2016olympicsonline.com/2016/07/croatia-mens-basketball-olympic-team.html

Lithuania
http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2016/07/16/jonas-valanciunas-domantas-sabonis-lithuania-olympic-basketball-roster/

Nigeria
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/rio-olympics-oyedeji-quits-dtigers/

Spain
http://www.acb.com/redaccion.php?id=124149

BroadwayBomber55
08-01-16, 12:06 PM
Full rosters from other countries - Women's tournament

Group A
Australia
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/aussie-women-chase-elusive-basketball-gold-in-rio

Belarus
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/belarus-finalise-roster-for-rio-olympics

Brazil
http://www.cbb.com.br/PortalCBB/Noticias/Show/14441

France
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/france-confirm-final-roster-for-rio-olympics

Japan
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/japan-coach-utsumi-chooses-12-players-for-rio-games

Turkey
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/memnun-adds-ural-to-turkeys-olympic-roster

Group B
Canada
http://olympic.ca/2016/07/22/womens-basketball-team-named-in-olympic-return-for-rio-2016/

China
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/maher-calls-on-chinas-12-woqt-players-for-rio-olympics

Senegal
http://www.fiba.com/olympicswomen/2016/news/african-champions-senegal-confirm-final-roster-for-rio

Spain
http://seleccionfemenina.feb.es/2016/7/21/baloncesto/seleccion-femenina-reune-este-jueves-pinto/65614.aspx

BroadwayBomber55
08-02-16, 01:01 PM
Andrew Bogut's rips Rio's accommodations
http://www.thescore.com/olym/news/1069286-bogut-rips-rio-facilities-fixes-shower-curtain-to-avoid-flood

theDurk
08-02-16, 03:20 PM
Andrew Bogut's rips Rio's accommodations
http://www.thescore.com/olym/news/1069286-bogut-rips-rio-facilities-fixes-shower-curtain-to-avoid-flood



#IOCLuxuryLodging. Putting together a shower curtain so we can shower and not flood the place.

He's a dumbass. You can't flood a Brazilian bathroom. They are ALL built to take water all over the floors and have drains built in to handle it and the floors slope toward the drain. I wish my American bathrooms were like that as far as that goes.

It's because the only way the maids know how to clean is spray alcohol on everything, flood it with a few buckets of water, and then push the water towards the floor drain with a big squeegee (called a rodo.) Then they wrap a rag (pano de chao) around the squeegee and dry up what's left. It is impossible to teach them any different. Trust me. That's how they clean in the favela, and they clean luxury apartments the same way. These apartments are going to be sold afterwards, so I am positive they are built that way. They couldn't sell them otherwise and it's the only way anybody knows how to build them.

melon
08-04-16, 09:12 PM
In case this hasn't been mentioned....NBC is having a dedicated channel for Olympic basketball.

This makes me very happy. I always wanted to watch the games....even the blowout victories by the US. Or, I should say especially the blowout victories.

Panamaniac42
08-05-16, 12:01 AM
He's a dumbass.

It's Andrew Bogut, so yeah. Can't stand that guy.

BroadwayBomber55
08-05-16, 01:21 AM
Here are my men's group stage predictions - 2016 Summer Olympics Men's Basketball Tournament

Group A
1. United States
2. France
3. Serbia
4. Australia
5. China
6. Venezuela

Group B
1. Spain
2. Lithuania
3. Argentina
4. Brazil
5. Croatia
6. Nigeria

BroadwayBomber55
08-05-16, 01:25 AM
Here are my men's group stage predictions - 2016 Summer Olympics Women's Basketball Tournament

Group A
1. Australia
2. France
3. Belarus
4. Brazil
5. Turkey
6. Japan

Group B
1. United States
2. Canada
3. China
4. Spain
5. Senegal
6. Serbia

BroadwayBomber55
08-05-16, 09:01 PM
I love playing with this toy: build your own Team USA starting five with the current roster and the ones who declined
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/17200562/build-your-own-dream-team

My starting five was this
C: Anthony Davis
PF: LeBron James
SF: Kevin Durant
SG: James Harden
PG: Stephen Curry

Lineup rating percentage,
on a scale of 0-100: 69.5% Combined RPM: 31.1

BroadwayBomber55
08-06-16, 03:55 AM
Day 1 Schedule - Group Play: Saturday August 6, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's
All games in Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
14:15 Australia vs. France

19:00 China vs. United States

22:30 Venezuela vs. Serbia

Women's
All games in Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
12:00 Turkey vs. France

17:30 Brazil vs. Australia

19:45 Belarus vs. Japan

Group B
14:15 China vs. Canada

BroadwayBomber55
08-06-16, 06:13 PM
Earlier today in Rio, Australia defeated France 87-66.

San Antonio Spurs PG Patty Mills led the Boomers with 21 points. Dallas Mavericks big man Andrew Bogut chipped in with 18 points.

Milwaukee Bucks pesky guard Matthew Delladova had 10 assists as Australia had 29 assists on 35 made Aussie buckets.

Mills' Spurs teammate Tony Parker led France with 18 points, but the French turned the ball over 17 times.

BroadwayBomber55
08-06-16, 06:18 PM
Some women's final scores

Group A
Turkey 39-55 France
Brazil 66-84 Australia

Group B
Canada 90-68 China PR

BroadwayBomber55
08-06-16, 08:01 PM
Another blowout on China for the Team USA Men, 119-62.

Golden State Warriors' new signing Kevin Durant led the way with 25 points on 10/14 shooting including 5/8 from downtown.

Sacramento Kings' freight train DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points.

Cleveland Cavaliers' point guard Kyrie Irving added 12 points including hitting three straight treys.

And Indiana Pacer Paul George chipped in with 12 points including a perfect 7/7 from the free throw line.

Former NBA star Yi Jianlian led China with 25 points, but China had 24 turnovers, shot 36% from the field including 29% from beyond the arc and were outrebounded 52-29.

BroadwayBomber55
08-06-16, 09:34 PM
The Final women's final scores

Group A
Japan 77-73 Belarus

BroadwayBomber55
08-07-16, 01:35 PM
The final men's score on Saturday

Group A
Serbia 86-Venezuela 62

BroadwayBomber55
08-07-16, 01:47 PM
Day 2 Schedule - Group Play: Sunday August 7, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's
All games in Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

Group B
14:15 Brazil v Lithuania

19:00 Croatia v Spain

22:30 Nigeria v Argentina

Women's
All games in Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro

Group B
12:00 USA v Senegal

14:15 Serbia v Spain

Group A
17:30 Australia v Turkey

19:45 France v Belarus

BroadwayBomber55
08-07-16, 10:19 PM
Women's Final Scores - Sunday August 7, 2016

Group A
The Australian Opals go to 2-0 in group play after edging Turkey by five points 61-56.

Former Tulsa Shock and current Shanghai Baoshan Dahua center Liz Cambage had her second straight double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Former Washington Mystics forward Lara Sanders had 25 points in a losing effort for Turkey.

Meanwhile, France is tied with Australia for top spot in Group A after squeaking by Belarus 73-72.

Olivia Epoupa led France with 16 points and five assists. Belarus were led by Tatsiana Likhtarovich who had 16.

Australia 61-56 Turkey
France 73-72 Belarus

Group B
The United States women crushed Senegal shattering two records. Their 121-56 victory was the largest margin of victory in women's Olympic basketball game which was 65 points. Their 121 points was the highest in a single game in women's Olympic basketball history.

Every player made at least one basket and had seven players in double-figures. Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, Minnesota Lynx's Sylvia Fowles and Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart led the way with 15 points each. Taurasi's Mercury teammate Brittney Griner added 14.

The U.S. women's next opponent on Monday, Spain, defeated Serbia 65-59.

Taurasi and Griner will have a good look on fellow Mercury teammate Marta Xargay who led Spain with 15 points and San Antonio Stars center Astou Ndour had a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds.

CB Avenida power forward Jelena Milovanovic led Serbia with 17 points.

United States 121-56 Senegal
Serbia 59-65 Spain

BroadwayBomber55
08-08-16, 12:27 PM
Men's Final Scores - Sunday August 8, 2016

Group B
Hosts Brazil fell short of completing a comeback against Lithuania after a 82-76 loss.

Brazil trailed 58-29 at halftime before outscoring Lithuania 47-24 in the second half, but Lithuania hanged on for the win.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano guard Mantas Kalnietis led the way with 16 points and eight assists for the three-time Olympic bronze medalists.

Phoenix Suns point guard Leandro Barbosa led Brazil with 21 points, but Brazil went ice cold from downtown going 2/14.

In the second game, 1992 silver medalists Croatia stunned three-time Olympic silver medalists Spain 72-70 using a 25-16 fourth quarter to edge Pau Gasol and company in the end.

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic led Croatia with 23 points.

Gasol had 26 points and nine rebounds in a tight defensive struggle where Croatia shot 41.1% from the field while Spain shot 39.7%.

Spain had one last chance to force overtime off the in-bounds play down low, but Gasol's shot was emphatically swatted away by Philadelphia 76ers power forward Dario Saric that preserved Croatia's upset.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCDpUD1RNCY

Finally, Athens 2004 gold medalists Argentina pulled away from Nigeria 94-66. UCAM Murcia point guard Facundo Campazzo led El Alma Argentina with 19 points and had five assists, tying with San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili for the most in the game.

Former NBA turned Shenzhen Leopards big man Ike Diogu had a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort for Nigeria.

Brazil 76-82 Lithuania
Croatia 72-70 Spain
Nigeria 66-94 Argentina

BroadwayBomber55
08-08-16, 12:32 PM
Day 3 Schedule - Monday August 8, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Group Stages - All games in Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
14:15 Serbia vs. Australia

19:00 United States vs. Venezuela

22:30 France vs. China

Women's Group Stages - All games in Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
17:30 Japan vs. Brazil

Group B
12:00 Spain vs. United States

14:15 Canada vs. Serbia

melon
08-08-16, 08:17 PM
I was in shock watching the USA-Venezuela game.

Near the end of the 1st quarter, it was practically a tied game.

USA turned it on and won going away. I love blowouts in basketball- it's our game. I'd feel the same if there was an international title for football.

TrueYankee01
08-08-16, 08:32 PM
Women's gymnastics is :eek::eek::eek::eek:

I private messaged one on Twitter and she actually answered :D

But she's not interested. Damn.

melon
08-08-16, 08:32 PM
Women's gymnastics is :eek::eek::eek::eek:

I private messaged one on Twitter and she actually answered :D

But she's not interested. Damn.

I hope her mother smells like feet.

TrueYankee01
08-08-16, 08:36 PM
I hope her mother smells like feet.

Yo...I'll sacrifice that for this Italian girl any day

BroadwayBomber55
08-08-16, 10:37 PM
I was in shock watching the USA-Venezuela game.

Near the end of the 1st quarter, it was practically a tied game.

USA turned it on and won going away. I love blowouts in basketball- it's our game. I'd feel the same if there was an international title for football.

In fact, after a 18-18 tie after the first quarter, Team USA was booed.

But they applied the clamps the rest of the way including a 30-8 second quarter.

Paul George made an argument about starting over Klay Thompson after scoring 20 points off the bench. Poor Klay. He has yet to hit a trey in this tournament and everybody scored at least one bucket against Venezuela except him.

BroadwayBomber55
08-08-16, 11:18 PM
Women's Final Scores - August 8, 2016 From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group B
The United States women were no match for Spain in their 103-63 romp.

Everybody except Tamika Catchings scored at least one bucket and had five players in double-figures.

Diana Taurasi led the United States women with 13 points. New York Liberty center Tina Charles had six rebounds and tied with Seattle Storm and U.S. captain point guard with five assists.

UMMC Ekaterinburg shooting guard Alba Torrens led Spain with 20 points, but Spain shot 35.4% from the field.

The only drama came in the second game of the day when Canada stormed back from 18 points down to outlast Serbia 71-67.

CB Avenida power forward Jelena Milovanovic led Serbia with 19 points in the game as Serbia once led 52-34 with 5:27 to go in the third quarter and 57-45 heading into the fourth.

But UConn Huskies guard Kia Nurse led Canada back as they outscored Serbia 26-10 in the fourth quarter.

Nurse had 25 points and five assists as they're tied for first in Group B with the United States after two group games.

Finally in Group B, China thrashed Senegal 101-64. Beijing Great Wall forward Shao Ting led China with 17 points. Bayi Kylins and Chinese captain small forward Lu Wen added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Spain 63-103 United States
Canada 71-67 Serbia
Senegal 64-101 China

Group A
Hosts Brazil go to 0-2 in pool play after a 82-66 loss to Japan who pulled into a three-way tie for first in Group A along with Australia and France.

Seattle Storm power forward Ramu Tokashiki had 23 points and nine rebounds. JX Eneos Sunflowers point guard Asami Yoshida added 11 assists.

Connecticut Sun guard/forward Izi Castro Marques led Brazil with 20 points and Chicago Sky's Clarissa dos Santos added a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds in a losing effort.

Japan 82-66 Brazil

BroadwayBomber55
08-09-16, 02:33 AM
Two other Men's Final Scores from Rio2016.com and FIBA.com - Monday August 8, 2016

Fresh off their scalp against France, Australia defeated Serbia 95-80.

San Antonio Spurs backup guard Patty Mills had 26 points with new Milwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Delladova adding 23 points and 13 assists.

Dallas Mavericks big man Andrew Bogut chipped in with 12 rebounds and three blocks.

Emporio Armani center Miroslav Raduljica had 25 points to lead Serbia.

France bounced back from their disappointing loss to Australia to storm past China 88-60.

Former San Antonio Spurs draft pick Nando de Colo led France with 19 points as France dominated the second quarter 23-9 to pull away from China.

Former NBA veteran Yi Jianlian led China with 19 points.

Serbia 80-95 Australia
France 88-60 China

BroadwayBomber55
08-09-16, 02:40 AM
Day 4 - Group Stage Schedule: Tuesday August 9, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Tournament: Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group B
14:15 Spain v Brazil

19:00 Lithuania v Nigeria

22:30 Argentina v Croatia

Women's Tournament: Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
12:15 Australia v France

15:30 Brazil v Belarus

17:45 Turkey v Japan

BroadwayBomber55
08-09-16, 02:41 AM
Women's gymnastics is :eek::eek::eek::eek:

I private messaged one on Twitter and she actually answered :D

But she's not interested. Damn.

In the words of Dick Enberg, "Oh my."

BTW, wrong thread.
The Olympics discussion is right here: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthread.php/135782-2016-Summer-Olympics-Thread-August-5-21-2016

Nothing personal.

melon
08-09-16, 07:57 PM
Holy crap. Home town Brazil upset Spain. Great game.

That's the 2nd loss for Spain, so I'm assuming they're out. They were our biggest challenge, imo.

BroadwayBomber55
08-09-16, 11:36 PM
Holy crap. Home town Brazil upset Spain. Great game.

That's the 2nd loss for Spain, so I'm assuming they're out. They were our biggest challenge, imo.

Not yet, but Spain is in big trouble.

Brazil really took it to Spain and at one point, Brazil was up by 11, 56-45 with 9:09 to go in the fourth quarter.

Spain came back though and took the lead, 64-63 with Real Madrid shooting guard Sergio Llull hitting a trey with 2:12 to go.

Spain led 65-63, but they went 1/4 from the free-throw line in the final 1:03 including Pau Gasol missing both free throws with Spain up by one, 65-64 with 24 seconds remaining.

What a tip-in by former New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets draft pick Marcus Vinicus Marquinhos with nine seconds to go and Spain failed to get a basket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuGc2SUx4tI

Two games in and Spain lost shocking heartbreakers at the death.

I think they need to win two out of three to get in. Spain takes on Nigeria next, but after that, they take on veteran Argentina, who is currently 2-0 in Group B, and pesky Lithuania, who is also currently 2-0 in Group B.

Gasol's double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, not enough.

What a game for L.A. Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas with 11 points and seven assists.

BroadwayBomber55
08-10-16, 12:43 AM
Other Men's Group B Final Scores From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com - August 9, 2016

Lithuania and Argentina jump to 2-0 in group play from Group B.

Lithuania defeated Nigeria 89-80.

Ike Diogu led Nigeria with 19 points and seven rebounds as they led 41-36 at halftime.

But Lithuania outscored Nigeria 29-13 in the third quarter to take over the game.

Real Madrid Baloncesto small forward Jonas Maciulis led the third quarter barrage with 21 points.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano guard Mantas Kalnietis had 12 assists.

Meanwhile, Argentina defeated Croatia 90-82.

Brooklyn Nets power forward Luis Scola had 23 points and nine assists in the win.

Dario Saric, the hero against Spain with the block on Pau Gasol, had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in a losing effort.

Lithuania 89-80 Nigeria
Argentina 90-82 Croatia

BroadwayBomber55
08-10-16, 12:46 AM
Men's Standings after the first two group games

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Notes:
- 2 points for a win, 1 point for a loss.
- Top 4 advance to the quarterfinals.
- Tiebreakers: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored

Group A
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1 United States 2 2 0 232 131 +101 4
2 Australia 2 2 0 182 146 +36 4
3 Serbia 2 1 1 166 157 +9 3
4 France 2 1 1 154 147 +7 3
5 Venezuela 2 0 2 131 199 −68 2
6 China 2 0 2 122 207 −85 2

Group B
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1 Argentina 2 2 0 184 148 +36 4
2 Lithuania 2 2 0 171 156 +15 4
3 Brazil 2 1 1 142 147 −5 3
4 Croatia 2 1 1 154 160 −6 3
5 Spain 2 0 2 135 138 −3 2
6 Nigeria 2 0 2 146 183 −37 2

BroadwayBomber55
08-10-16, 12:52 AM
Women's Tournament - Group Stage Final Scores: August 9, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group A
Australia jumps on top of Group A as the Opals go to 3-0 in group play after a 89-71 win over France.

Phoenix Mercury guard/forward Penny Taylor had 31 points and nine assists as the Opals used a 25-10 romp to blow the game open.

Olivia Epoupa had 15 points and seven rebounds in a losing effort for France.

Hosts Brazil drops to 0-3 after Belarus poked ahead in the end to win 65-63.

Brazil had a 28-16 lead after the first quarter with Atlanta Dream center Damiris Dantas leading the way with 23 points for the game.

But Belarus chipped away in the last three quarters to grab the win.

Tatyana Troina led the Belarus comeback with 18 points.

Finally, Turkey defeated Japan 76-62 thanks to LaToya Sanders' 36 points.

Australia 89-71 France
Brazil 63-65 Belarus
Turkey 76-62 Japan

BroadwayBomber55
08-10-16, 01:14 AM
Day 5 - Group Stage Schedule: Wednesday August 10, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Tournament: Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
14:15 France v. Serbia

19:00 Australia v. United States

22:30 Venezuela v. China

Women's Tournament: Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
12:15 China v. Spain

15:30 United States v. Serbia

17:45 Senegal v. Canada

melon
08-10-16, 07:49 PM
Not yet, but Spain is in big trouble.

Brazil really took it to Spain and at one point, Brazil was up by 11, 56-45 with 9:09 to go in the fourth quarter.

Spain came back though and took the lead, 64-63 with Real Madrid shooting guard Sergio Llull hitting a trey with 2:12 to go.

Spain led 65-63, but they went 1/4 from the free-throw line in the final 1:03 including Pau Gasol missing both free throws with Spain up by one, 65-64 with 24 seconds remaining.

What a tip-in by former New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets draft pick Marcus Vinicus Marquinhos with nine seconds to go and Spain failed to get a basket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuGc2SUx4tI

Two games in and Spain lost shocking heartbreakers at the death.

I think they need to win two out of three to get in. Spain takes on Nigeria next, but after that, they take on veteran Argentina, who is currently 2-0 in Group B, and pesky Lithuania, who is also currently 2-0 in Group B.

Gasol's double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, not enough.

What a game for L.A. Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas with 11 points and seven assists.

Good point, especially since Spain lost two early games in London. I think they're missing Gasol.

Can you tell me how Spain will move on? How many teams move on from each group? Since I root for the US, I never worry about the rules for advancing.

You think that

BroadwayBomber55
08-11-16, 12:05 AM
Good point, especially since Spain lost two early games in London. I think they're missing Gasol.

Can you tell me how Spain will move on? How many teams move on from each group? Since I root for the US, I never worry about the rules for advancing.

You think that

Spain is really missing Marc Gasol in Rio 2016. Marc had to withdraw from the Spanish team due to his foot injury while playing with the Memphis Grizzlies this season.

In order for Spain to reach the quarterfinals, they need to win at least two out of three, if not all three of their remaining games.
The tiebreakers go by this: 1. Points (2 points for a win, 1 point for a loss), 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored

Spain doesn't have the head-to-head tiebreaker edge on either Croatia or Brazil.

There are two groups of six teams per group. The top four from each group advance to the quarterfinals.

BroadwayBomber55
08-11-16, 03:04 AM
Women's Tournament Group Stage Final Scores - Wednesday August 10, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group B
The two North American powerhouses, the United States and Canada, join Australia as women's basketball teams punching their tickets to the quarterfinals.

The United States defeat Serbia by 26 points 110-84.

Diana Taurasi scored 25 points including breaking her own U.S. women's record for most threes in a game going 6/10 in the contest.

The U.S. needs to clean up the turnovers where they had 20.

Serbia never quit though as they had three players with 15 points each and went 12/20 from downtown.

Meanwhile, Kia Nurse scored 14 points as Canada defeated Senegal 68-58.

The United States and Canada will meet for top spot in Group B on Friday in a battle of 3-0 teams.

Finally, Spain defeated China 89-68 behind Alba Torrens 32 points.

China 68-89 Spain
United States 110-84 Serbia
Senegal 58-68 Canada

BroadwayBomber55
08-11-16, 03:24 AM
Men's Tournament Group Stage Final Scores - Wednesday August 10, 2016

Group A
The United States men's basketball team became the first team to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals in the men's tournament.

But Australia made them work for it in a 98-88 victory in a scrappy affair between 2-0 clubs.

The Boomers gave Coach K and the Americans quite a scare as they lead 54-49 at halftime, the first time the U.S. Men's trailed at halftime since the Americans 2004 semifinal loss to Argentina.

Patty Mills led the Boomers with 30 points with Andrew Bogut adding 15, Matthew Delladova had 11 points and 11 assists and Boomers captain big man Melbourne United's David Andersen chipped in with 13 points off the bench.

The Aussies shot 50% from the field while the Americans shot 39.1% for the game.

However, New York Knick Carmelo Anthony just won't let the Americans lose.

The Knick forward scored 31 points on 11/21 shooting including 9/15 from downtown and in the process, passed LeBron James for most points for an American wearing a USA jersey Anthony has 293 points and counting, 20 more than LeBron.

Anthony also had eight rebounds and two steals.

Cleveland Cavalier point guard Kyrie Irving used his clutch game as well with 19 points as the Americans drained 17 treys in the game.

Meanwhile, France edged Serbia by a point, 76-75.

Tony Parker hit the game-winning jumper with 31 seconds left.

Nando de Colo led France with 22 points and Boris Diaw was one rebound and one assist away from a triple double of 11 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

Miroslav Raduljica had 16 points in a losing effort for Serbia.

Finally, Venezuela grab their first win of the 2016 tournament defeating China 72-68 thanks to Nestor Colmenares 16 points and five rebounds. Guo Allun led China with 17 points, but the Chinese drop to 0-3.

Serbia 75-76 France
Australia 88-98 United States
Venezuela 72-68 China

BroadwayBomber55
08-11-16, 03:28 AM
Day 6 - Group Stage Schedule: Thursday August 11, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Tournament: Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group B
14:15 Brazil v. Croatia

19:00 Nigeria v. Spain

22:30 Lithuania v. Argentina

Women's Tournament: Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
12:15 Belarus v. Turkey

15:30 France v. Brazil

17:45 Japan v. Australia

melon
08-11-16, 03:07 PM
That USA vs Australia game was much closer than the final score indicates. I believe they were even tied at one point in the 4th quarter.

My favorite villain, Carmelo, was the team hero with 31 points, including clutch 3 pointers in the 4th.

BroadwayBomber55
08-12-16, 11:53 AM
Women's Tournament Group Stage Final Scores - Thursday August 11, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group A
Group A's quarterfinal spots are filled up with one game to spare.

Australia used a 33-15 fourth quarter to defeat Japan 92-86.

Elizabeth Cambage led the Opals with her fourth double-double of the tournament with 37 points and 10 rebounds.

Ramu Tokashiki helped Japan gave the Aussie women their first big test of the tournament as they led 71-59 after three quarters. Tokashiki had 23 points and seven rebounds in a losing effort.

Japan still made the quarterfinals after one of their head-to-head wins in the group stage, Belarus lost to Turkey 74-71.

Nevriye Yılmaz led Turkey with 26 points. Lindsey Harding led Belarus with 17 points, but it wasn't enough as Belarus is eliminated.

Finally, hosts Brazil are sent packing as France ended their tournament in a 74-64 win.

Gaelle Skrela led France with 18 points.

With the Group A quarterfinal spots filled up, it's all about positioning.

Belarus 71-74 Turkey
France 74-64 Brazil
Japan 86-92 Australia

BroadwayBomber55
08-12-16, 12:19 PM
Men's Tournament Group Stage Final Scores - Thursday August 11, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group B
Pau Gasol and three-time Olympic silver medalists Spain had no heartbreak this time as they grabbed their first win of the tournament after a 96-87 win over Nigeria.

The San Antonio Spurs big man led Spain with 16 points, but Spain had to earn their win as Nigeria once outscored them 30-18 in the second quarter despite having a 25-11 lead after one quarter.

Chamberlain Oguchi led Nigeria with 24 points, but his team are now 0-3.

Meanwhile, Lithuania hit the top spot in Group B after a 81-73 win over Argentina.

New York Knicks small forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas led Lithuania with 23 points and Toronto Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas added 10 rebounds.

San Antonio Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili led Argentina with 22 points.

Finally, Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic's 33 points helps Croatia stave off Brazil's fight back with a 80-76 win.

Brazil 76-80 Croatia
Nigeria 87-96 Spain
Lithuania 81-73 Argentina

BroadwayBomber55
08-12-16, 12:23 PM
Day 7 - Group Stage Schedule: Friday August 12, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Tournament: Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
14:15 China v. Australia

19:00 United States v. Serbia

22:30 France v. Venezuela

Women's Tournament: Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group B
12:15 Serbia v. China

15:30 Canada v. United States

17:45 Spain v. Senegal

melon
08-13-16, 10:47 AM
For the 2nd consecutive game, we really struggled. This time against Serbia.

Maybe I'm stubbornly focused on the USA struggling....I have a hard time to believe that the other teams can match us in terms of talent. But maybe the talent gap is smaller than I realize- with LeBron, Curry, etc.... staying home?

Serbia had an open 3 point shot to tie the game near the end of regulation, but fortunately missed.

BroadwayBomber55
08-13-16, 01:37 PM
For the 2nd consecutive game, we really struggled. This time against Serbia.

Maybe I'm stubbornly focused on the USA struggling....I have a hard time to believe that the other teams can match us in terms of talent. But maybe the talent gap is smaller than I realize- with LeBron, Curry, etc.... staying home?

Serbia had an open 3 point shot to tie the game near the end of regulation, but fortunately missed.

The last two opponents shot 50% against the United States.

They better make adjustments, move their feet and have their hands active.

BroadwayBomber55
08-13-16, 01:40 PM
Men's Tournament Final Scores - Group Stages: Friday August 12, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group A
China 68–93 Australia
United States 94–91 Serbia
France 96–56 Venezuela

Australia and France advance to the quarterfinals.

BroadwayBomber55
08-13-16, 01:43 PM
Women's Tournament Final Scores - Group Stages: Friday August 12, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group B
Serbia 80–72 China
Canada 51–81 United States
Spain 97–43 Senegal

United States wins Group B. Spain and Canada clinched quarterfinal spots. Senegal is eliminated.

BroadwayBomber55
08-13-16, 01:47 PM
Day 8 - Group Stage Schedule: Saturday August 13, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Tournament: Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group B
14:15 Argentina v. Brazil

19:00 Spain v. Lithuania

22:30 Croatia v. Nigeria

Women's Tournament: Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
12:15 Australia v. Belarus

15:30 Turkey v. Brazil

17:45 Japan v. France

BroadwayBomber55
08-14-16, 01:10 PM
Men's Tournament

Group Stage Final Scores: Saturday August 13, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group B
Argentina 111–107 (2OT) Brazil
Spain 109–59 Lithuania
Croatia 76–90 Nigeria

Lithuania and Argentina advance to the quarterfinals.

BroadwayBomber55
08-14-16, 01:15 PM
Women's Tournament

Group Stage Final Scores: Saturday August 13, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group A
Australia 74–66 Belarus
Turkey 79–76 (2OT) Brazil
Japan 79–71 France

Australia wins Group A with a 5-0 mark. France, Turkey and Japan finished in a three-way tie for second.

France had point differential edge over both Turkey and Japan in their meetings with a +8 while Turkey had a -2 and Japan a -6.

Turkey grabs third after their head-to-head win over Japan.

BroadwayBomber55
08-14-16, 01:19 PM
Day 9 - Group Stage Schedule: Sunday August 14, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Tournament: Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Group A
14:15 United States v. France

19:00 Australia v. Venezuela

22:30 Serbia v. China

Women's Tournament: Youth Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Group B
12:15 China v. United States

15:30 Senegal v. Serbia

17:45 Spain v. Canada

BroadwayBomber55
08-14-16, 01:57 PM
The men's game between Brazil and Argentina was incredible. Two overtimes.

Brazil could've sealed a spot in the quarterfinals had they won, but it was Argentina who escaped in a intense affair inside the Carioca Arena.

Former Chicago Bull Andres Nocioni had 37 points and 11 rebounds in Argentina's win. Washington Wizards big man Nene Hilario had 24 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/rio-update-argentina-edges-out-brazil-double-ot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57NgnnplGhw

melon
08-14-16, 05:51 PM
Another nail biter for the US men's. Another 3 point win, this one over France (without Tony Parker).

Team hero was Klay Thompson with 7 3 pointers.

BroadwayBomber55
08-14-16, 09:20 PM
Another nail biter for the US men's. Another 3 point win, this one over France (without Tony Parker).

Team hero was Klay Thompson with 7 3 pointers.

At times, you gotta win ugly to grab the gold medal.

Team USA men's perimeter defense is very good, but their field goal percentage overall defense the last three games against Australia, Serbia and France have been horrible giving up 50%+.

Klay Thompson did find his stroke with those seven treys. Kevin Durant added 17.

However, French point guard Thomas Heurtel was a pain in the ass thorn in the American's side with 18 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

BroadwayBomber55
08-14-16, 09:27 PM
Women's Tournament

Group Stage Final Scores: Sundday August 14, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Group B
The United States women's team was in cruise control in their 105-62 smashing of China.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner led the way for the Americans with 18 points and 13 rebounds as Team USA went to 5-0 in group play.

Spain finished second in Group B after a 73-60 win over Canada. Canada finishes third.

Alba Torrens led Spain with 20 points as Spain had three players in double-figures including Torrens.

Phoenix Mercury small forward Sonja Petrovic helped Serbia grab the fourth and final quarterfinal spot with her 20 point effort in Serbia's 95-88 win over Senegal.

China 62-105 United States
Senegal 88-95 Serbia
Spain 73-60 Canada

BroadwayBomber55
08-14-16, 09:38 PM
Women's Tournament

Knockout Stages

Quarterfinals Fixtures: August 16, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

All games will be played in Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

The women's quarterfinals are set.

Elizabeth Cambage and Australia take on Serbia.

Meanwhile, France tangles with Canada.

Team USA Women's bid for a sixth straight Olympic Gold Medal sees Japan standing in their way. Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Sue Bird and company would like to keep both Ramu Tokashiki and Asami Yoshida at bay.

And Alba Torrens and Spain round out the quarterfinal slate as they take on LaToya Sanders and Turkey.

11:00 Australia v. Serbia
14:30 France v. Canada
18:45 United States v. Japan
22:15 Spain v. Turkey

BroadwayBomber55
08-15-16, 11:04 AM
With the United States men winning Group A, the Australian men aka the Boomers took second place in Group A after demolishing and ending Venezuela's tournament in a 81-56 win.

Melbourne United two-guard Chris Goulding led Australia with 22 points.

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic had 19 points as Serbia grabbed the fourth and final quarterfinal berth from Group A after crushing China 94-60.

Australia 81-56 Venezuela
Serbia 94-60 China

The United States grabbed Group A with a 5-0 clip. Australia grabs second at 4-1. France is third with 3-2 and Serbia is fourth at 2-3. Venezuela with a 1-4 record and China with a 0-5 record are eliminated.

BroadwayBomber55
08-15-16, 11:12 AM
Day 10 - Group Stage Schedule: Monday August 15, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Men's Tournament: Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

Group B
Pau Gasol and Spain need a win to reach the quarterfinals. The two-time reigning silver medalists need to beat Manu Ginobili and Athens 2004 gold medalists Argentina and get a lot of help. Argentina needs to beat Spain to win Group B.

Brazil needs a win against Nigeria to advance to the quarterfinals while Lithuania needs a win over Croatia and a Argentina loss to Spain to win Group B.

14:15 Nigeria v. Brazil
19:00 Spain v. Argentina
22:30 Lithuania v. Croatia

melon
08-15-16, 02:37 PM
At times, you gotta win ugly to grab the gold medal.

Team USA men's perimeter defense is very good, but their field goal percentage overall defense the last three games against Australia, Serbia and France have been horrible giving up 50%+.

Klay Thompson did find his stroke with those seven treys. Kevin Durant added 17.

However, French point guard Thomas Heurtel was a pain in the ass thorn in the American's side with 18 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

Just curious, was this an outlier game, where he happened to look very good against Team USA? Or is he that good, someone that NBA teams are going to look at? I guess if he was the real thing, then Parker would already have Pops tracking his progress overseas.

BroadwayBomber55
08-15-16, 03:15 PM
Just curious, was this an outlier game, where he happened to look very good against Team USA? Or is he that good, someone that NBA teams are going to look at? I guess if he was the real thing, then Parker would already have Pops tracking his progress overseas.

Thomas Heurtel is France's third leading scorer at 10.6 PPG, leads the team in efficiency at +14.8 and leads France in assists at 5.0.

Heurtel is 27 years of age. He's not a bad player.

BroadwayBomber55
08-16-16, 11:16 AM
Men's Tournament Final Scores - Group Stage: Monday August 15, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Hosts Brazil is eliminated from the men's tournament while Croatia wins Group B.

Nene Hilario's 19 points and seven rebounds led Brazil to a 86-69 victory over Nigeria.

However, that wasn't enough for the Brazilians as Pau Gasol and Spain create the great escape after winning three in a row after their 92-73 win over Manu Ginobili and Athens 2004 gold medalists Argentina.

Real Madrid and former Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets shooting guard Rudy Fernandez led Spain with 23 points while Gasol had 13 rebounds as Spain climbed out of 0-2 hole to reach the quarterfinals after finishing second in Group B.

CB Estudiantes point guard Nicolas Laprovittola scored 21 points and had four assists in a losing effort as Argentina finishes fourth in Group B.

Bojan Bogdanovic's 22 points was the catalyst for Croatia's win that led them to the top spot in Group B. Croatia outscored Lithuania 62-34 in the second and third quarters.

Guard/Forward Mantas Kalnietis had 26 points and 11 assists for Lithuania as they finished third.

All four teams in Group B finished 3-2. Croatia and Spain were 2–1 while Argentina and Lithuania were 1–2. Croatia wins Group B based on their head-to-head win over Spain while Lithuania finished third based on their head-to-head win over Argentina.

Nigeria 69–86 Brazil
Spain 92–73 Argentina
Lithuania 81–90 Croatia

BroadwayBomber55
08-16-16, 11:29 AM
Men's Tournament

Knockout Stage

Quarterfinals Fixtures: Wednesday August 17, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

All games at Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the United States quest for a third straight Olympic Gold Medal will be tested against Manu Ginobili and a veteran Argentina side who handed the United States men's last loss in Olympic play back in the semifinals in Athens 2004 en route to their gold medal.

Meanwhile, Pau Gasol and two-time defending silver medalists Spain create the great escape to make the quarterfinals after falling in a 0-2 hole. They have revenge on their mind as Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum and two-time Olympic silver medalists overall France in a rematch of the French's shocker over the Spaniards in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid.

Bogdan Bogdanovic and Serbia renew their rivalry against Bojan Bogdanovic and Croatia.

Finally, Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Delladova tangle with Mantas Kalnietis, Jonas Valanciunas and Lithuania in a battle of pests.

11:00 AUS v. LTU
14:30 ESP v. FRA
18:45 USA v. ARG
22:15 CRO v. SRB

BroadwayBomber55
08-16-16, 11:41 AM
Women's Tournament

Knockout Stage

Quarterfinals Fixtures: Tuesday August 16, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

All games at Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

Sue Bird, Brittney Griner and the United States women basketball team's quest for a sixth straight gold medal reaches the quarterfinals as they take on Seattle Storm's Ramu Tokashiki and Japan.

Tulsa Shock's Liz Cambage leads Australia to battle as the Opals duke it out against Phoenix Mercury's Sonja Petrovic and Serbia.

Two of the top three players in scoring in this tournament as Alba Torrens, the third leading scorer in the tournament with 19.7 points per game, and Spain take on LaToya Sanders, the second leading scorer in the tournament at 21.8 points a game, and Turkey.

Finally, Kia Nurse and Canada take on Olivia Epoupa and France.

11:00 AUS v. SRB
14:30 ESP v. TUR
18:45 USA v. JPN
22:15 FRA v. CAN

BroadwayBomber55
08-16-16, 01:03 PM
A shocker inside Carioca Arena 1!

Women's Olympic basketball debutant Serbia knocked out Australia to reach the semifinals in a 73-71 nailbiter.

Los Angeles Sparks two-guard Ana Dabovic had 24 points despite 8/20 shooting. Dabovic went 8/9 from the free throw line.

Zhejiang Golden Bulls center Liz Cambage had 29 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort for the Opals.

The Aussie women had a chance to force overtime but Marianna Tolo missed a layup in the dying seconds that sent Serbia into a frenzy on the court.

Serbia will await the winner of Spain/Turkey in the semifinals.

Australia 71-73 Serbia

BroadwayBomber55
08-16-16, 04:09 PM
The Spanish women will take on Serbia in one women's semifinal.

Spain squeaked by Turkey 64-62.

Former New York Liberty guard/forward Anna Cruz led Spain with 14 points including her buzzer beater at the end that won it for Spain.

LaToya Sanders had 22 points and 10 rebounds for a heartbroken Turkey.

Spain 64-62 Turkey

BroadwayBomber55
08-16-16, 07:35 PM
The United States women used a 29-5 fourth quarter to obliterate Japan 110-64 to reach the semifinals.

Seven players were in double figures with Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi leading the way with 19 points. Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry and Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne leading the Team USA bench with 13 and 11 points.

Team USA also had 11 treys out of 18 attempts.

There was a concern point though for Geno Auriemma though as Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird left the game in the first half and did not return.

The United States women will await the winner of France and Canada in the semifinals on Thursday.

United States 110-64 Japan

BroadwayBomber55
08-16-16, 10:59 PM
This is how the Spanish women punched their ticket to the semifinals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG1VhK9Yirs

BroadwayBomber55
08-17-16, 12:40 AM
France will be the next opponent for the United States women in the semifinals as they eliminated Canada 68-63.

Former Los Angeles Sparks center Sandrine Gruda led France with 14 points and 10 rebounds after they erased a 25-16 1st quarter deficit.

Kim Gaucher led Canada with 15 points.

France neutralized Kia Nurse who scored 11 points on 3/17 shooting.

France 68-63 Canada

BroadwayBomber55
08-17-16, 01:09 AM
In order for the United States men to beat Argentina, their defense needs to be better especially inside.

Australia, Serbia and France are carving them up inside shooting 50% from the field despite the Americans clamping down along the perimeter.

In my mind, both Paul George and Klay Thompson have keep the likes of Facundo "Facu" Campazzo and Manu Ginobili at bay. Campazzo leads Argentina with 16.4 PPG and 5.2 APG and Manu is a savvy veteran.

DeMarcus Cousins and the U.S. frontcourt also need to win the battle on the boards as Andres Nocioni and Luis Scola can be a handful underneath the rim. Scola and Nocioni combined averaging 14.2 rebounds per game.

With no LeBron James and Kobe Bryant on their team, someone has to emerge as the leader and helps them snap back into focus and communicate better on both ends of the court especially on defense whether it's Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving.

The first big test in the knockout stages for the Team USA men and they better bring their 'A+' game because the deeper they go into the competition, the better they must get.

BroadwayBomber55
08-17-16, 01:17 AM
Women's Tournament

Knockout Stage

Semifinals Fixtures: Thursday August 18, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

All games at Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

Geno Auriemma hopes that Sue Bird's injury against Japan is not serious despite Team USA having depth in their squad. Team USA might have to face France without Bird.

Diana Taurasi and company must keep Olivia Epoupa in check since Epoupa is their catalyst.

Meanwhile, the winner of USA/France takes on the winner of Serbia/Spain in the Gold Medal Game on Saturday.

Serbia sent some shockwaves into the draw after eliminating Australia in the quarterfinals.
Spain needed a buzzer beater from Anna Cruz outlast Turkey.

Sonja Petrovic could have the job on neutralizing Alba Torrens who is the third leading scorer during group play at 19.7 PPG.

15:00 ESP v. SRB
19:00 FRA v. USA

BroadwayBomber55
08-17-16, 01:28 PM
Australia punches their ticket to the Men's semifinals after a 90-64 romp over Lithuania.

San Antonio Spurs' guard Patty Mills scored 24 points including five treys.

Dallas Mavericks big man Andrew Bogut had six points, seven rebounds and six assists.

The Boomers stifled Lithuania along the perimeter as Lithuania was 4/15 from downtown.

Up next for the Aussie men is the winner of Croatia/Serbia.

Australia 90-64 Lithuania

BroadwayBomber55
08-17-16, 07:40 PM
Seattle Storm and Team USA women's basketball captain point guard Sue Bird day-to-day with a knee sprain
http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/17328946/us-women-basketball-captain-sue-bird-day-day-knee-sprain

BroadwayBomber55
08-17-16, 08:59 PM
There will be another game between Spain and the United States, but this time, it will be in the semifinals in Rio 2016.

The United States defeated Argentina 105-78.

Coach K saw Team USA trailed 19-9 with 4:01 to go in the first quarter before the United States went on a 16-2 run to close out the first quarter en route to a 25-21 first quarter lead.

The United States turned off the afterburners after that run and never looked back scoring two 31-point quarters in the second and third quarters.

Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant scored 27 points on 9/13 shooting including 7/9 from downtown and also had seven rebounds and six assists.

The U.S. bench stepped up with Indiana Pacers guard/forward Paul George and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins combining for 32 points on 14/24 shooting.

The United States nailed 11 treys and everyone scored at least one point with only Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green failing to score a basket.

The Argentina veterans led by San Antonio Spurs point guard Manu Ginobili, Brooklyn Net Luis Scola and former Chicago Bull Andres Nocioni combined for 41 points with Scola having a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.

However, once the United States defense cranked up the pressure, Argentina was neutralized shooting at 38.5% from the field and 8/32 from downtown.

The U.S. outrebounded Argentina 54-42 including 17-10 on the offensive glass.

Argentina fans serenaded the veteran group in possibly their last major tournament together and played together since they were part of the first team in FIBA history to defeat the United States in a competitive game comprising of NBA players back in the 2002 FIBA Basketball World Cup and beating the United States in the semifinals of Athens 2004.

Meanwhile, Spain exacted revenge and then some on fellow European foe France 92-67 in payback for France's win over Spain in Madrid two years ago in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup quarterfinals.

Chicago Bulls power forward Nikola Mirotic led Spain with 23 points including going 5/8 from three-point land with New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez chipping in with 16.

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker led France with 15 points, but Spain's defense clamped down on the French as they shot only 38.7% from the field.

United States 105-78 Argentina
Spain 92-67 France

BroadwayBomber55
08-18-16, 12:50 PM
Serbia is up next for Australia in the semifinals.

Fenerbahce two-guard Bogdan Bogdanovic's 18 points was good enough for Serbia as they withstand a Croatia fourth-quarter fury to win by three points, 86-83.

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic led the way for Croatia with 28 points as they had a 38-32 halftime lead.

But Serbia used a 34-14 romp in the third quarter to take a 66-52 lead heading into the fourth.

Their third quarter romp was good enough for Serbia as they withstand a late Croatian charge to book a spot in the Final Four of the men's tournament despite Croatia outscoring Serbia, 31-20 in the fourth quarter.

Croatia 83-86 Serbia

BroadwayBomber55
08-18-16, 12:55 PM
Men's Tournament

Knockout Stage

Semifinals Fixtures: Friday August 19, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

All games at Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

Carmelo Anthony and the United States men passed one test in their bid for a third straight Olympic Gold Medal after defeating Argentina 105-78.

This time, they're facing a familiar foe in Pau Gasol and Spain where the U.S. beat Spain in the last two Gold Medal Games.

However, it is for a spot in the Gold Medal Game this time. Will the third time be the charm for Spain against the U.S. Men? Spain puts their four-game winning streak on the line after starting the tournament 0-2.

Meanwhile, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Australia are one win away from their first ever medal in men's Olympic basketball.

Standing in the Boomers' way is Bogdan Bogdanovic and Atlanta 1996 silver medalists Serbia.

15:30 ESP v. USA
19:00 AUS v. SRB

BroadwayBomber55
08-19-16, 12:00 AM
Women's Tournament

Knockout Stage

Semifinals Final Scores: Thursday August 18, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

All games at Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro

The United States women's basketball team reaches the Gold Medal Game in their bid for a sixth straight Olympic Gold Medal.

Playing without Seattle Storm and USA Women's captain point guard Sue Bird who is day-to-day with a knee sprain, Team USA used a 25-8 third quarter to pull away from a pesky France team en route to a 86-67 win.

Isabelle Yacoubou kept France in the game at halftime trailing 40-36 with 14 points.

But Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore led the way for Team USA with 18 and 15 points respectively as they led the three quarter with a 25-8 romp.

Team USA's strength in depth was shown again with everyone except Tamika Catchings and Breanna Stewart scoring at least one basket.

Along with Taurasi and Moore, three more Team USA players scored in double figures. Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles chipped in with 12 while fellow Lynx player Seimone Augustus and Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner put up 10.

Team USA's perimeter defense was swarming as France went 4/13 from downtown.

Team USA's opponent in the Gold Medal Game on Saturday is Spain.

San Antonio Stars center Astou Ndour and UMMC Ekaterinburg two-guard Alba Torrens each scored 14 points and Laura Nicholls added a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds and had three blocks as Spain defeated Serbia 68-54.

The Spanish defense kept Phoenix Mercury's Sonja Petrovic at bay with 12 points on 4/15 shooting. Serbia shot only 31.3% from the field including going 2/12 from beyond the arc.

Silvia Domínguez was another Spanish hero with 10 points.

So, it's the United States vs. Spain with Spain guaranteed their first ever medal in women's Olympic play and want revenge after the United States women defeated Spain in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup for Women Final in Turkey two years ago.

Spain 68-54 Serbia
France 67-86 United States

BroadwayBomber55
08-19-16, 11:14 AM
This will be the biggest test by far for Coach K and the United States' men in this tournament against Spain.

Spain are a well-balance, well-rounded team that has a lot of skill and movement and they're playing their best basketball after starting the tournament 0-2 after they lost to Croatia and Brazil in two pretty close games.

Spain has five guards that can kill you with dribble penetration with Ricky Rubio and Sergio Rodriguez leading the way. They also have Jose Calderon as an insurance policy backing up Rubio and Rodriguez and Juan Carlos Navarro and Sergio Llull stroking their shots.

It's up to Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler and Paul George to neutralize those guards and keep them at bay like they did in Manu Ginobili and Argentina in the quarterfinals. Also, those guards have to watch out for backdoor cuts by sticking with their men.

Spain also has good wingers with Rudy Fernandez and their big men have done a pretty good job in helping out Pau Gasol. Chicago Bull Nikola Mirotic and New York Knicks youngster Willy Hernangomez are having a good tournament filling in for Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol.

It's up to DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan to keep Gasol, Mirotic and Hernangomez off the paint, win the rebounding battle, force them to shoot the ball along the perimeter and get their hands active to force more turnovers.

Like Kevin Durant said after the U.S. Men beat Argentina, they need to play with more passion and energy. They need to continue bringing their "A++" game for all 40 minutes and beyond including against Spain tonight if they want to reach the Gold Medal Game on Sunday.

BroadwayBomber55
08-19-16, 04:18 PM
The United States men are in the Gold Medal Game again.

Coach K and Team USA outlast Spain 82-76 and they will await the winner of the Australia/Serbia contest in the Gold Medal Game on Sunday.

Golden State Warriors two-guard Klay Thompson led Team USA with 22 points on 8/16 shooting including 4/8 from downtown.

Klay's Warriors teammate Kevin Durant added 14 and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving added 13.

Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan had nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocks.

San Antonio Spur Pau Gasol had 23 points, but he and Sergio Rodriguez were the only players in double-figures for Spain.

Spain shot 39% from the field and were outrebounded 53-41 including 21-14 on the offensive glass in a tight, defensive struggle.

ESP 76-82 USA

melon
08-19-16, 05:22 PM
DeAndre Jordan was a beast. So was Klay.

Spain is really good- this was without 2 of their best players, Ibaka and Gasol.

They always play us tough.

BroadwayBomber55
08-20-16, 02:35 AM
It will be Serbia that will take on the United States in the Gold Medal Game on Sunday.

CSKA Moscow guard Milos Teodosic's 22 points and five assists help Serbia defeat Australia 87-61.

It will be the second time Serbia will take on the United States with a gold medal on the line in the Olympics since the U.S. defeated them in Atlanta 1996.

It is also a rematch of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain where the Americans were victorious.

But Serbia played the U.S. tough in group play in a 94-91 loss.

AUS 61-87 SRB

BroadwayBomber55
08-20-16, 01:43 PM
The Serbian women take the Bronze medal in the women's basketball tournament defeating France 70-63.

Former Washington Mystics power forward Jelena Milovanovic led the way with 18.

Serbia's basketball teams will leave with two medals in Rio 2016.

France 63-70 Serbia

BroadwayBomber55
08-20-16, 02:28 PM
Will Anna Cruz, Alba Torrens and Spain create a huge upset in defeating Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and the United States women?

The Spanish women need to play a perfect game, but the United States have a lot of depth, a lot of talent and they have veterans.

The American women crushed the Spanish women by 40, 103-63 in group play.

Will it be a competitive game or will the U.S. Women be too much for Spain again?

BroadwayBomber55
08-20-16, 04:26 PM
Depth, dominance and success.

The United States women's basketball team won their sixth straight Olympic Gold Medal cruising against Spain 101-72.

Six Americans scored in double-figures with Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen leading the U.S. with 17 points each.

Alba Torrens led Spain with 18 points in a fine tournament.

The United States were up 21-17 after one quarter, but turned up the heat outscoring Spain in the second and third quarters 60-32.

Spain shot 40% from the field while the U.S. shot 59%.

Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings, in what could be their final Olympic tournament, join Lisa Leslie and Teresa Edwards as the only U.S. women players to win four Olympic Gold Medals.

Six straight Olympic titles and 49th straight wins in Olympic play. Their last loss was in the 1992 semifinals in Barcelona to the Unified/CIS team. The 1992 team went on to win bronze.

Total domination by Geno Auriemma's U.S. Women.

Only the seven straight gold medals from 1936-1968 up to the controversial 1972 Gold Medal Game loss in Munich to the Soviet Union by the American men rivals the current dominance by Team USA women since Atlanta 1996.

USA 101-72 ESP

BroadwayBomber55
08-21-16, 12:25 PM
Women's Basketball Medalists

G: USA
S: ESP
B: SRB

BroadwayBomber55
08-21-16, 12:27 PM
Men's Tournament

Medal Round Fixtures: Sunday August 21, 2016

From Rio2016.com and FIBA.com

Carioca Arena 1 will have it's grand finale in basketball.

Can Serbia, who gave the United States a scare in group play, pull off a colossal upset or will Coach K and the United States men make it a three-peat?

And who will grab bronze between Australia and Spain?

11:30 AUS v. ESP
15:45 USA v. SRB

BroadwayBomber55
08-21-16, 01:12 PM
What a crazy Bronze Medal game inside Carioca Arena 1!

Spain squeaked by Australia 89-88 to grab bronze.

In the first half, Pau Gasol and company led by much as 12 points, 40-28, with 4:14 left in the second quarter.

But the Boomers clawed their way back with a 10-0 run to trail by two at halftime.

However, Dallas Mavericks and Australian big man Andrew Bogut fouled out of the game with 7:54 left in the third quarter in a very tight contest as Spain led 67-64 heading into the fourth thanks to former Washington State big man Brock Motum and former NBA center with three teams David Andersen.

It was back and forth in the fourth where they were 14 lead changes until the end.

There was chaos at the end of the game with Australia leading 88-87 with five seconds left.

Australia was fuming at Ilija Belosevic and the officiating crew for a horrible foul call on Patty Mills on Sergio Rodriguez where it was actually a bad shot from Rodriguez. Rodriguez sank both free throws to give Spain a 89-88 lead.

Australia had a chance to win the game off the timeout but Matthew Delladova failed to get the shot off as Spain survived by the skin of their teeth to win bronze.

Gasol had 31 points and 11 rebounds in what could be his final Olympic appearance. Gasol's Spurs teammate Mills scored 30 points and had three steals in a losing effort.

A great way to start the medal rounds in men's basketball. Triumph for Spain and heartbreak for Australia.

AUS 88-89 ESP

BroadwayBomber55
08-21-16, 02:22 PM
The last time that the United States played Serbia in a Gold Medal Game it was in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final where the United States defeated Serbia 129-92.

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had 29 points in the game.

Coach K needs the Irving of 2014 in today's Gold Medal Game.

Paul George, Klay Thompson and the guards need to keep the likes of Milos Teodosic, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nikola Jokic at bay and Team USA also needs Miroslav Raduljica to get into early foul trouble. Serbia's ball movement, cutting, passing and screening gave the U.S. fits in group play in the 94-91 win by the Americans.

Having DeAndre Jordan is critical for the U.S. defense and rebounding.

Team USA has to keep their cool and focus against Serbia or else Serbia can make it interesting.

I think it will take 100-110 points to beat Serbia for Team USA. Rebounding, keeping their cool and active hands and feet on defense will be key for the Americans in the Gold Medal Game.

melon
08-21-16, 05:41 PM
Durant was a beast.

Defense was strong.

Congrats and thanks to Coach K for everything.

BroadwayBomber55
08-21-16, 08:37 PM
Durant was a beast.

Defense was strong.

Congrats and thanks to Coach K for everything.

Once the United States defense applied the clamps, it was off to the races from there.

Kevin Durant was an absolute animal. Durant is my pick for Olympic tournament MVP.

Everyone scored a basket in the Gold Medal Game.

What a way for Carmelo Anthony to end his United States men's basketball career with three Olympic gold medals, the most decorated Olympian in men's basketball ever.

And what about Mike Krzyzewski. Ever since Coach K and Jerry Colangelo revamped the program and created more cohesive and well-rounded teams, the men's team won five straight major FIBA tournaments with the three Olympic Gold Medals in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 and the last two FIBA Basketball World Cups in Turkey 2010 and Spain 2014. That was some send-off for Coach K after being the first coach to have a three-peat of Olympic Gold Medals.

I feel bad for Henry Iba who won two straight gold medals in Rome 1964 and Mexico City 1968 and could've had a hat-trick in Munich 1972 if it wasn't for the controversy against the Soviet Union in the final three seconds.

Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson have completed the major pro set: NBA World Title, FIBA Basketball World Cup Gold Medal and Olympic Gold Medal. Before those two, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Smith, Alonzo Mourning, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler also completed the major pro set in their careers.

The United States won't have another major tournament until the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China and this time, they have to qualify since there's no direct qualification to the tournament for the Olympic champion and it will be a 32-team format. The good news is that they have a lot of time to jell into Gregg Popovich's system since Coach Pop will take over for Coach K.

The U.S. men won't have Melo, but they have a lot of talent coming up especially with the players who skipped the Olympics due to injury or rest like Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard and Jahlil Okafor to choose from.

I expect more dominance from both Team USA basketball teams down the road.

melon
08-21-16, 09:16 PM
BB55,

You have been saying the key as for the team to win was to clamp down on defense and lower the opponent's shooting percentage. That was spot on.

BroadwayBomber55
08-21-16, 09:27 PM
BB55,

You have been saying the key as for the team to win was to clamp down on defense and lower the opponent's shooting percentage. That was spot on.

It was the key. Coach K had to make the change by putting DeAndre Jordan in to give the U.S. men a much better rim protector. DeMarcus Cousins can power his way and score, but he's very soft on defense.

Once Coach K decided to put Jordan in the starting lineup and have Boogie Cousins run the second unit, the U.S. defense improved a lot. The U.S. defense held Argentina, Spain and Serbia to 40% shooting or less from the field in all three knockout stage games and all three of those opponents didn't score more than 80 points. Paul George and Kyle Lowry were also keys off the bench.

Yes, the margin of victory is not the same as it was in the past with the Dream Team of 1992 or the Redeem Team of 2008 where the 2016 team's average margin of victory was 22.5 points per game, but the United States show the world that they can blow you out and also muck and grind enough to make enough key defensive stops to win games.

melon
08-22-16, 12:22 AM
Did anyone see when Jerry Colangelo handed out the award ( I think to Kyrie), which followed the gold medal, and he dropped it and it broke? BTW, what was that thing?

Seemed like Carmelo was last and didn't get one, but he signaled that it was no big deal. After all, it was his third gold.

Retired_Doc
08-22-16, 10:27 AM
Once the United States defense applied the clamps, it was off to the races from there.

Kevin Durant was an absolute animal. Durant is my pick for Olympic tournament MVP.

Everyone scored a basket in the Gold Medal Game.

What a way for Carmelo Anthony to end his United States men's basketball career with three Olympic gold medals, the most decorated Olympian in men's basketball ever.

And what about Mike Krzyzewski. Ever since Coach K and Jerry Colangelo revamped the program and created more cohesive and well-rounded teams, the men's team won five straight major FIBA tournaments with the three Olympic Gold Medals in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 and the last two FIBA Basketball World Cups in Turkey 2010 and Spain 2014. That was some send-off for Coach K after being the first coach to have a three-peat of Olympic Gold Medals.

I feel bad for Henry Iba who won two straight gold medals in Rome 1964 and Mexico City 1968 and could've had a hat-trick in Munich 1972 if it wasn't for the controversy against the Soviet Union in the final three seconds.

Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson have completed the major pro set: NBA World Title, FIBA Basketball World Cup Gold Medal and Olympic Gold Medal. Before those two, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Smith, Alonzo Mourning, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler also completed the major pro set in their careers.

The United States won't have another major tournament until the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China and this time, they have to qualify since there's no direct qualification to the tournament for the Olympic champion and it will be a 32-team format. The good news is that they have a lot of time to jell into Gregg Popovich's system since Coach Pop will take over for Coach K.

The U.S. men won't have Melo, but they have a lot of talent coming up especially with the players who skipped the Olympics due to injury or rest like Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard and Jahlil Okafor to choose from.

I expect more dominance from both Team USA basketball teams down the road.

Frankly, I would be surprised if Okafor makes the US team. All he showed me in his rookie season was a couple offensive stats. His defense is beyond abysmal. It's way worse than Cousins'. :eek:

melon
08-22-16, 12:39 PM
Frankly, I would be surprised if Okafor makes the US team. All he showed me in his rookie season was a couple offensive stats. His defense is beyond abysmal. It's way worse than Cousins'. :eek:

Okafur probably won't make the team. We need role players that can play D, block shots and rebound. DeAndre turned out to be very valuable. Anthony Davis would be a nice addition in Tokyo.

The team really missed Chris Paul. Kyrie is a great player but the olympic team needs a pass first floor general, with all of the offensive firepower on the roster. LeBron's leadership and passing was missed in Rio.

BroadwayBomber55
08-22-16, 01:50 PM
Okafur probably won't make the team. We need role players that can play D, block shots and rebound. DeAndre turned out to be very valuable. Anthony Davis would be a nice addition in Tokyo.

The team really missed Chris Paul. Kyrie is a great player but the olympic team needs a pass first floor general, with all of the offensive firepower on the roster. LeBron's leadership and passing was missed in Rio.

The U.S. Men definitely missed Anthony Davis, who did well in London 2012 and was an animal in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Kenneth Faried was a tenacious rebounder too in that 2014 team he was missed. Same with LaMarcus Aldridge and Andre Drummond.

Yes, the U.S. Men missed Chris Paul, but they have a tremendous abundance of point guards. I hope Stephen Curry is part of the 2020 Olympics and wins an Olympic Gold Medal to complete the set like Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson did when they won an NBA title, FIBA Basketball World Cup Gold Medal and an Olympic Gold Medal. I hope Damian Lillard is part of both the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympic teams for Team USA.

As for LeBron James, I would like to see him join both the 2019 and 2020 teams and see him complete the set.

Team USA has an abundance of depth everywhere.