FIBA World Cup



  • Frustratingly, Australia vs Canada is on live but we're playing Brazil at the same time and it's not on TV. When i last checked we were up 34-32 in Q2.



  • @shark said in FIBA World Cup:

    Frustratingly, Australia vs Canada is on live but we're playing Brazil at the same time and it's not on TV. When i last checked we were up 34-32 in Q2.

    Ridiculous



  • Maori TV is showing the game live.



  • @Dice said in FIBA World Cup:

    Maori TV is showing the game live.

    Sweet!!!



  • Instant first impression is there's more atmosphere at this game than Australia vs Canada.



  • ..and we're doing well hanging with Brazil, who are ranked 12th in the world to our 38th!



  • Damn - worked out to a 56-50 lead (and a shot for 58) and then our shooting went cold as ice - while Brazil was bombing threes from all over the shop.

    28-6 run for Brazil and we need a miracle!



  • Final score 94-102. Australia beat Canada 108-92.



  • Not a bad hitout for our boys. That run by Brazil was too much to come back from. Abercrombie was cold as. Nice to see Webster hitting shots.

    Some strange rotations from Henare I thought.



  • @mofitzy_

    I was reading earlier today that Canada has 17 NBA players and that 15 of them one-by-one turned down the opportunity to represent their country.

    Am I mistaken in thinking maybe the players don’t take this tournament seriously and simply don’t care... or are NBA teams refusing to allow them to play? (Bit o’ both?)



  • @Salacious-Crumb
    My guess would be the players don't care - the Olympics are the pinnacle of the international game, the amount of money they receive for playing is minuscule compared to the NBA, and if they are injured then it could damage their livelihood.



  • The USA team is one of the weakest in a long time due to the unavailability of most of their NBA stars. Pop seemed to be replacing players every day in the pre-WC camps. Simmons pulled out of the Aust team.



  • The USA only has one All Star, in Kemba Walker.

    And then in 2020 all these pricks will want in on the Olympics.

    At least Giannis has made it there for Greece.



  • @shark said in FIBA World Cup:

    The USA only has one All Star, in Kemba Walker.

    And then in 2020 all these pricks will want in on the Olympics.

    At least Giannis has made it there for Greece.

    And Jokic for Serbia.

    A few other OZ NBA players other than Simmons unavailable as well - Thon Maker, Ryan Broekhoff, Bolden,



  • @mofitzy_ said in FIBA World Cup:

    @Salacious-Crumb
    My guess would be the players don't care - the Olympics are the pinnacle of the international game, the amount of money they receive for playing is minuscule compared to the NBA, and if they are injured then it could damage their livelihood

    But that’s been the case since 92 and plenty of superstars have played not only Olympics but World Champs/Cups as well.

    I think for the US at least it’s a cycle thing. All the big names have played in a couple of tournaments at the very least. Time for others to have a turn.

    I agree with @shark that some big names will want in next year, but I see guys like Kemba and Donovan back. Harrison Barnes is a team guy and has been there before so might be in again. Tatum has the sort of game that is made for int’l ball so will be around for a while as well. But there are some definite b-graders on this team that are making up the numbers



  • The Tall Blacks are up 53 - 44 at HT against Montenegro.

    They're shooting 56% from the field.



  • Tall Blacks were a bit cold in the 3rd and gave up the lead to Montenegro, but they've come alive in the 4th and are up 12 with 4 minutes to go.

    83 - 71 at the moment.



  • NZ win 93-83

    Greece beat Montenegro 85-60 so were more decisive. We play them on Thursday.



  • Corey Webster with 25pts, 6rbs, 6asts. 6/8 from deep.

    Abercrombie is really struggling on offense. 5 points in the first game and only 4 in this game.



  • Big games from C Webster and Fotu. Corey's shot is sweet when he's on fire.


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