2010 FIBA World Championships

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  1. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    I've concluded that watching the U.S. play some of these games is going to inevitably give me an ulcer.
  2. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Saw a little bit of the game today while at lunch... USA comfortably in control, but again I wasn't too impressed with the defense. Looked kinda like NBA All-Star game defense, which is to say, nonexistent.
  3. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    At least they're winning. :p
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    True. Though I can't say too much, since I haven't actually seen very much :p
  5. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Turnovers. That is all you need to know. It really is "all-star-ish-ness" at its best... they've got to get the flow of being together going before I won't be cringing at every pass attempt. :p
  6. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    The US beat Tunisia pretty badly once they decided to play. I was hoping that Tunisia would keep it mostly close, since I've been there and like it (well, not the shawarma sandwich, but that's a story for another time :p ) but it wasn't too be.
  7. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    That's what you get for not having the falafel sammich!
  8. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Probably true. :p

    The US plays Angola on September 6.

  9. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I don't know if "play" was the right adjective. Destroy might have been a better choice. US is playing the winner of Russia/New Zealand on Thursday. No matter who wins that game, the US will have a little more of a challenge. Angola's style played right into some of the strengths of the US - that zone Angola used just didn't work.

    I'm having trouble believing that this tournament is held in the same level as the Olympic tournament. :p It's certainly not here, but I don't think it is internationally. There have been a ton of empty seats in all of the games I've watched...that's usually a good indicator.
  10. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Spain is gone, ousted today by Serbia. They just never looked quite right in the tournament.
  11. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Can't say I'm disappointed about this - they won the World Cup this summer, so it was time for them to share the world championship trophies around. :p
  12. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Russia and the U.S. are tied at 25 at the end of the first quarter. Come on, U.S.A.!
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    USA up by 5 with 30 seconds left...still a lot of basketball to be played.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    30 seconds left... in the first half :p

    US by 5 at the half... hope they can keep it up and keep on winning :)
  15. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Its fine for those able to watch the game, but for those who can't watch it, there was room for confusion :p

    US up 63-50 in the third :)
  17. The Great No One Force Ghost

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  18. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm having to settle for the update screen from fiba.com ... pretty low quality, but it keeps me updated on the score so I can't complain too much :p
  19. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i'm in a class. :p shouldn't even be able to do this.
  20. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm sticking with ESPN.com. Yep, I'm one of those people without ESPN3. :rolleyes:

    USA up by 13 with less than 2 to go (in the game, R...J :p).
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Thank you for being specific :p

    US wins :)
  22. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    So, I was looking at ESPN's box score for the game, and Russell Westbrook had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 assist despite playing 0 minutes. [face_laugh] Somebody messed something up there. :p
  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    eh, I ignore the "minutes" column on ESPN box scores regularly. I've seen them too many times where apparently nobody played a single minute :p
  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    FIBA's website has the actual minutes. I just want to lol @ ESPN for a minute, though. :p
  25. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Lithuania took out Argentina today, really clearing out the USA's path to gold. There's no way they should lose to Lithuania, Serbia, or Turkey.
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