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astrovic

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11 up but still nervous.

We’re shooting the lights out, but if we go cold things change really quickly.

Lithuania playing good offence and we can’t stop them scoring consistently.

If they get a run on...damn didn’t get to finish my post
 

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Twinkletoes

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Excellent win. We’ve come renowned for copping momentum shifts against us but withstanding the onslaught.
It’s a very NBA style of playing and so far is stacking up.
How awesome is it watching a fired up Aaron Baynes? He’d make a magnificent AFL ruckman.

Outstanding win tonight. Lose that and I reckon our semi final chances would be a bridge too far. The Frogs and their 5 NBA guys are going to be tough. We’re still in it. Go you good things!
 

Ryz

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Without a doubt. Getting to the medal games is the first challenge. Any win from there is a massive achievement for us, having never won a medal of any persuasion.
Loved the quick interview with Andrej the Giant that the group are aiming for Gold, and as an extension that will drive the expected behaviours. Always get a very North feeling watching the Boomers.

Also, how good is Speed as a commentator?! The bloke is so talented and versatile, he could call paint drying.
 

Twinkletoes

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The yanks will be ridiculous @ the Olympics..

Le Bron
Splash Brothers - Curry & Thompson
Westbrook
A Davis
Harden
Durrant
and probably Zion..

Jezzus!
IF they're all keen. Remember they had a loaded lineup at the Rio Olympics and would've been toast but for the unstoppable brilliance of Carmelo Anthony.

Why isn't he playing again?

Is he injured or something?
Agents and NBA front office's don't see the FIBA WC in the same light the rest of the world does. The Olympics is another matter entirely. Ben's new max contract combined with a non existent jump shot pretty much sealed his fate this time around.
 

Shermanator

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IF they're all keen. Remember they had a loaded lineup at the Rio Olympics and would've been toast but for the unstoppable brilliance of Carmelo Anthony.
True but if they get beaten here (looks very likely) they will want to make a statement at the Olympics.

The Europeans know zone defences hurt the yanks, as most offences revolve around on-balls in the NBA but with Curry on one wing and Thompson on the other they will just shoot straight over the zone or create holes around the elbow area by stretching the defensive guards, leaving Durrant & co to hit wide open elbow jump shots.

I just think the yanks ridiculous range will cause headaches this time around.
 

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