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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 14:48

Tough luck NZ, didn’t lose to Greece by much.

Australia beat Lithuania to go to 3-0. Looking good IMO.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 04:06

Round 2:

Friday, Sept. 6
Poland vs. Russia, 4:00 a.m.
Serbia vs. Puerto Rico, 4:30 a.m.
Argentina vs. Venezuela, 8:00 a.m.
Spain vs. Italy, 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7
Australia vs. Dominican Republic, 4:00 a.m.
Brazil vs. Czech Republic, 4:30 a.m.
France vs. Lithuania, 8:00 a.m.
USA vs. Greece, 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 8
Venezuela vs. Russia, 4:00 a.m.
Puerto Rico vs. Italy, 4:30 a.m.
Poland vs. Argentina, 8:00 a.m.
Spain vs. Serbia, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 9
Lithuania vs. Dominican Republic, 4:00 a.m.
Czech Republic vs. Greece, 4:30 a.m.
France vs. Australia, 8:00 a.m.
USA vs. Brazil, 8:30 a.m.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 14:17

Now that Spain has narrowly beaten Italy in the ugliest of matches I can say without any kind of suspicion that the level of refereeing in this tournament has been appalling. Here refs left both Italian and Spanish teams without a f****** clue of what they were calling.

Belinelli would be a worthy winner of the "worst NBA to FIBA transition" accolade, Marc Gasol at least made the key shot.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 05:04

4N wrote:Tough luck NZ, didn’t lose to Greece by much.

Australia beat Lithuania to go to 3-0. Looking good IMO.


Yeah we gave them a hard fight but their NBA guy got them through unlike our NBA guy who wasn't even there :x

At least we are 3-0 in the challenge bracket and got revenge v Japan for our recent warm-up loss. Though we're not in the main bracket, these games are still important. Doing well we might just about slither into qualify for the final Olympics qualifying tournament. Who knows then, maybe Steven Adams might finally remember he has a NZ passport and suit up for our team.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 13:43

Refs are ruining this tournament. Jokic out of a beautiful game for a claim he was right about.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 15:09

Big win for Spain, in the much easier half of the bracket now.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby rey200 » Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 12:01

Greece is out.
Btw refs are very very bad. The play that got Jokic ejected was a blatantly obvious foul. I don't get when they review a scene. Seems it is totally random. I haven't watched basketball for a while, but since when is it allowed to have a moving screen? It was not allowed when I used to watch a lot of basketball.
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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 21:50

QFs:

Tuesday, Sept. 10
Argentina vs. Serbia, 7 a.m.
Spain vs. Poland, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11
USA vs. France, 7 a.m.
Australia vs. Czech Republic, 9 a.m.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 22:01

since when is it allowed to have a moving screen? It was not allowed when I used to watch a lot of basketball.


Still a foul. Whether FIBA refs will call it is another question.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 13:08

Wow, Serbia got schooled again by Argentina in QF and is KO.

I can only feel for them, it rings a bell to Spanish fans, very similar to 2014.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 13:03

France knocks USA out. Going to make the things very interesting. Assuming Australia advances I can see any of the four semifinalists winning it all. Spain probably slight favorites.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 13:14

Don't think so, I'd put all my money on France. With this Gasol and Hernangómez it would be a feast for Gobert... and that's in the case we make the final, because I fear the Aussies.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby iul » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 15:44

Did USA have all their superstars fron NBA?

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 16:59

No. NBA players from multiple countries are missing.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 00:14

SFs

Friday, Sept. 13
Spain vs. Australia, 4 a.m. (10 a.m. Madrid, 6 p.m. Sydney)
Argentina vs. France, 8 a.m. (9 a.m. Buenos Aires, 2 p.m. Paris)

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 10:57

Spain wins it in a nailbiting match after two OT and Marc Gasol waking up in time. Australia will feel aggrieved by refereeing, but unfortunately that was to be expected after how the tournament has taken place so far. Sorry.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

Postby 4N » Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 13:57

France knocked out. Gobert a complete non factor after his strong performance vs USA.

Good matchup for the final. Most of the players know each other from the Spanish league.

Vamos Argentina!

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup

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