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FIBA World Championship Games

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  1. mercury

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    This is where you can discuss the FIBA World Championship games:

    When?
    August 19th - Sept 3rd

    Where?
    Japan

    What Teams have qualified?

    Group A
    NGR:NIGERIA
    LIB:LEBANON
    ARG:ARGENTINA
    FRA:FRANCE
    VEN:VENEZUELA
    SCG: SERBIA & MONTENEGRO

    Group B
    PAN: PANAMA
    NZL:NEW ZEALAND
    GER:GERMANY
    JPN:JAPAN
    ESP:SPAIN
    ANG:ANGOLA

    Group C
    QAT:QATAR
    AUS:AUSTRALIA
    TUR:TURKEY
    LTU:LITHUANIA
    BRA:BRAZIL
    GRE:GREECE

    Group D
    SEN:SENEGAL
    USA:U.S.A
    CHN:CHINA
    ITA:ITALY
    PUR: PUERTO RICO
    SLO:SLOVENIA



    What teams will USA play in the first round?

    Sat. 19 Aug 14:00 PUERTO RICO vs UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Sun. 20 Aug 19:30 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs CHINA

    Tue. 22 Aug 19:30 SLOVENIA vs UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Wed. 23 Aug 19:30 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs ITALY

    Thu. 24 Aug 19:30 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs SENEGAL
     
  2. J-Train

    J-Train Team Captain Forum Donor

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    Good work Merc!

    I don't know about you, but I'm jonesing to see a Qatar vs. Lebanon throwdown. Talk about Battle Of The Titans!

    BTW, that game should have a "No backpacks allowed" rule.
     
  3. roscoe36

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    I'll definitely follow this. I enjoyed Eurobasket last summer. Kinda curious to see what kind of teams Japan, Senegal and Lithuania have. Lithuania has a population of less than 4 million.
     
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    LMAO :laugh:
     
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    Just watched some warm up games before the World Championships starts, Argentine vs. Slovenia. First time I have the chance to watch Carlos Delfino play that many minutes in a competitive basketball game. He has a heck of a game.

    He's not the type of player who can catch and shoot. He's definitely a slasher who can create his own shoot. Hopefully, he gets more minutes in the coming season.
     
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    I realize that our time is GMT-4. Just to give some time relationship, Singapore is GMT+8. I do not know what China and Japan's differential's are but I was just emailing someone in Singapore and he told me they are GMT+8.

    Hope we get to see some of the action. That is wht VCRs are for :laugh: :laugh:.
     
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    You probably know that Serbia & Montenegro play France on NBA-TV Sunday evening at about 6:00. It would be a good chance for the DMC naysayers to reassure themselves that he is a still bust :eyebrows: :nod: :eyebrows: :nod: and a good chance for the DHOF club to reassure themselves that he is coming along fine :laugh: :nod: :laugh: :nod: :laugh: .

    I am out of luck because I was so sure that Charter Cable in mid Michigan would carry NBA-TV, I waited too long to have it added to my cable and now that I find that they do not offer it, or League Pass, it is too late to have a dish installed in time for this game.

    Enjoy it, but if you do and have a spare videotape, you could throw it in the VCR and I will buy it from you. You don't even have to monitor it.

    Does anyone out there have the heart to help an out old poster :fingerscr :fingerscr ???
     
  8. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    lazy, if you remind me, I might be able to help you out. I'll do my best.

    Btw, have you considered getting a second membership in the UHOF? Unko Debunkalogo is going to be the next big thing in the NBA.
     
  9. lazyberbs

    lazyberbs First Round Draft Pick

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    Rosco, where do I sign up?? Is that an inside joke that I have not seen, or is it brand spankin' new?

    You were such a good friend before, I didn't want to bother you again, but . . . I will remind you again Saturday, if that is not being a pest.

    Thanks for the good intentions.
     
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    Reminder.

    USA vs PR at 1am Sat mourning on ESPN2
     
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    US 57 - Puerto Rico 51 at the half.

    Halftime of this game and US is up by 6 pts only.

    All I kept hearing about on play by play during the exhibition games is how great the pressure defense of US team is. But I've got a bit of a bad feeling that the pressure is only happening on the perimeter while Puerto Rico is passing or slashing into the paint pretty consistently.

    We just beat these guys by a lot in exhibition. I hope this isn't a deja vu all over again with Puerto Rico.
     
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    US is kind of pulling away now.

    This is my 1st game. I notice the International rules seem to effect everyone except Lebran James. Guess he is just that good to be able to adjust. Wade seems to be a non-factor.
     
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    Aussies knock off Brazil. Way to go team! Too bad Chris Anstey couldn't play. Bogut contributed his usual 10+10, but I was expecting more from him.
     
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    One more good article for folks interested in the World 'Ships

    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Basketball/Worlds/2006/08/19/1765320-sun.html

    Also, this little nugget
    M.I.A.
    The small African nation of Senegal might have had a good basketball team if Pape Sow (Toronto Raptors), DeSagana Diop (Dallas Mavericks), Boniface N'Dong (Los Angeles Clippers), Saer Sene (Seattle SuperSonics) and Cheick Samb (Detroit Pistons) decided to play in Japan. Each chose not to play for various reasons, mostly because they didn't want to get dunked on by Uncle Sam.
    In all fairness, Pape Sow is injured.
     
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    Maybe they'll get over their jitters playing in the NBDL or NBA the next year, and join up for the Olympics next time around. It would be fun to see NBA Senegal play ball with anyone!
     
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    Watched the USA game on tape earlier today. Out of the big three/captains, Carmelo was the only one who looked good in the halfcourt offense. Wade didn't do too much out of any sets, and Lebron jacked up several idiotic shots early on in possessions. The fast-break, of course, is where these guys are all basically unstoppable, and that was the difference today. Joe Johnson hit a few threes right off the bench, and Hinrich drained a few corner-pocket Mo Evans specials.

    On defense for the USA, it was usually feast or famine--either they forced a turnover with a steal or a block, or they got served on dribble penetration by the Puerto Rican guards. And not just Arroyo, they made a couple of other dudes look like All-Stars as well.
     
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    Wow. Great game summary d4e. I don't understand how the commentators keep saying defense is our strength on this team. I think it must be wishful thinking. Too much dribble penetration to easy baskets for Puerto Rico, as you say.
     
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    Reminder:

    US vs. China Sunday today at 6:30 am EST. ESPN2

    That's in three hours. If you're still up and checking out pf.com, maybe just stay up for the game.

    Chris Paul, Joe Jackson, Kirk Heinrich have been impressive and fun to watch. Chris Paul is the real deal.

    I expect great things from LeBron and Wade so in a way they're not as much fun to watch. Carmelo has been a surprise dominant force and might just need to be on a better team in the future. I don't think those Nuggets are the best fit for him.

    Wee hour meanderings. Waiting for the game.
     
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    Wade leads USA hoops team to rout of China
    TSN.ca, Canada

    Using a swarming defence and their huge advantage in depth to make life miserable for China and its all-star centre, the Americans rolled to a 121-90 victory Sunday night to remain unbeaten at the world championships.
     

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