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tredigs
08-28-2010, 12:09 PM
The first game of the FIBA tournament just got under way. Doesn't look like it's on TV, but you can catch the official stream for it online at ESPN3.com

[We have a thread for this in the FIBA forum, but absolutely nobody is there, so looks like the game threads will have to be here if anybody is going to see it]

tredigs
08-28-2010, 12:11 PM
USA is up 13-9 midway through the first quarter; Odom got the start and is being downright abusive on the boards.

USA's starting lineup is:

PG: Rose
SG: Billups
SF: Igoudala
PF: Durant
C: Odom

First subs = Gay, Curry tonight.

YoungOne
08-28-2010, 12:15 PM
Perkins would have been big for team usa

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 12:16 PM
18-17 for USA so far, still 2:40 for the end of 1st quarter

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 12:18 PM
Game's close.


Too close.

:(

kjoke
08-28-2010, 12:18 PM
if we lose.....

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 12:19 PM
if we lose.....But... that's not even possible...


is it? lol

tredigs
08-28-2010, 12:19 PM
Croatia is getting WAY too many offensive boards - we gotta tighten up defensively big time.

20-19 USA

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 12:22 PM
Tomic and Bogdanovic can seriously destroy USA's bigs the way the game goes.

Coach K really needs to pull a wonder move if he wants to stop the Croatian dominance in the paint. And as you''ve seen, they have some good shooters as well

YoungOne
08-28-2010, 12:28 PM
rose catching fire

tredigs
08-28-2010, 12:30 PM
Rose and KD are both starting to take over; dangerous combo.

They gotta handle those advertisements on the court, both teams had players slip awkwardly on 'em already. Not trying to see an ACL tear via floor ad.

Vincent
08-28-2010, 12:31 PM
Odom has really pitched in well too.

But the rebounding has been horrible.

Bullsfan22
08-28-2010, 12:32 PM
starting to pull away

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 12:33 PM
They gotta handle those advertisements on the court - two players have slipped awkwardly on them already.Yeah, it's like, not only are they ugly, but they're bad for the players.

Bullsfan22
08-28-2010, 12:33 PM
rose to westrook yikes

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 12:34 PM
Rose to Westbrook! SuhWWEEET

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 12:34 PM
Croatia has 5-6 good players but that's it. They do not have the depth needed to compete against the best teams of this tournament

tredigs
08-28-2010, 12:34 PM
Rose to Westbrook! SuhWWEEET

That's what I'm talking 'bout!



Croatia has 5-6 good players but that's it. They do not have the depth needed to compete against the best teams of this tournament

Yup. That starting rotation is solid, though.

arkanian215
08-28-2010, 12:39 PM
cmon love..

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 12:41 PM
Gordon!

Bullsfan22
08-28-2010, 12:42 PM
omfg eric gordon is a monster!

Vincent
08-28-2010, 12:42 PM
Great shooting by Gordon

I'd say he's been the best player off the bench this game, Love is a close second.

LastChanceToWin
08-28-2010, 12:43 PM
This thread belongs in the FIBA forum

YoungOne
08-28-2010, 12:43 PM
blowout

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 12:43 PM
USA just walks with win with 21 minutes left :D

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 12:46 PM
Croatia also has a right to complain for 2-3 incidents that were clear fouls but not given.

It's a shame that refs push, even without wanting to, the American team. They don't need that and I'm pretty sure no American wants that either

Vincent
08-28-2010, 12:46 PM
I really like Kevin Love, great rebounder, great outlet passer.

Not to big of a fan of Rudy Gay today.

arkanian215
08-28-2010, 12:48 PM
Gordon performing his role well so far.

Knowledge
08-28-2010, 12:49 PM
It definitely looks like we are improving the more we play. Their are a lot of good signs for a team so young.

lakers4sho
08-28-2010, 12:52 PM
6 points in the 2nd quarter :facepalm:

And I actually thought this game might be semi-competitive...

b_russ
08-28-2010, 12:54 PM
Does anyone have an another link? I can't get ESPN3.

tredigs
08-28-2010, 01:01 PM
Does anyone have an another link? I can't get ESPN3.

Google atdhe then click on their "live sports" - That's probably just a feed from ESPN, though. Why can't you get ESPN3.com?


Close game between Canada and Lebanon with 5 to go in the 4th (64-63 Canada). Good chance to see Joel Anthony (Heat center) in a playoff type setting. It's on ESPN3.com also.

Vincent
08-28-2010, 01:07 PM
Rose needs to make that open one

tredigs
08-28-2010, 01:13 PM
Well, game's over since mid-way through the third. Good chance to fine tune.

Gordon doesn't know how to miss a three.

ecorrea
08-28-2010, 01:13 PM
what a blow out. this team looks like they have the chemistry now

thescore53
08-28-2010, 01:14 PM
Google atdhe then click on their "live sports" - That's probably just a feed from ESPN, though. Why can't you get ESPN3.com?


Close game between Canada and Lebanon with 5 to go in the 4th (64-63 Canada). Good chance to see Joel Anthony (Heat center) in a playoff type setting. It's on ESPN3.com also.

they only give to people who's internet provider is affliated with espn

thescore53
08-28-2010, 01:15 PM
score check

Gators123
08-28-2010, 01:15 PM
68-usa

36-cro

b_russ
08-28-2010, 01:24 PM
Thanks tregdigs. It just says that my internet provider can't receive ESPN3.

The[chi][town]
08-28-2010, 01:26 PM
who are the leading scorers for the us so far

thekmp211
08-28-2010, 01:26 PM
apparently the game is on espn classic, but comcast doesn't provide that channel for us.

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 01:29 PM
[town];14717796']who are the leading scorers for the us so farDurant, Rose, Gordon

thekmp211
08-28-2010, 01:36 PM
god i love kevin love. what a perfect player for this style of play. even with his defensive limitations this guy is such a stud.

tredigs
08-28-2010, 01:39 PM
god i love kevin love. what a perfect player for this style of play. even with his defensive limitations this guy is such a stud.

On cue - how's THAT outlet. 50 foot soccer throw on a dime. Nice.

In other news, Rudy needs to focus more on the high percentage dunks or open looks, and less on the fadaways. Too many good scorers on this team for him to be forcing it.

Vincent
08-28-2010, 01:39 PM
god i love kevin love. what a perfect player for this style of play. even with his defensive limitations this guy is such a stud.

I agree completely

This guy is so skilled. If he had a little bit more length and quickness, he'd be the next Pau Gasol.

The[chi][town]
08-28-2010, 01:41 PM
thanks im at work this is the only way i can get updates

thekmp211
08-28-2010, 01:42 PM
rudy gay on teh other hand...

gets the ball on the right wing, faces up, then posts his guy, only to go for a fade away jumper over his opposite shoulder with plenty of time left. cmon guy.

eric gordon looking strong as well.

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 01:42 PM
Westbrook!!!!

tredigs
08-28-2010, 01:42 PM
It's unfair that Westbrook can break down a zone D with his dribble drive that easily. Euro's must hate him.

And with the FLUSH there, damn.

Vincent
08-28-2010, 01:43 PM
Wow great crossover by Westbrook

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 01:45 PM
Ukic's bad game and Tomic's early fouls have limited Croatia's slim chances for this game.

At least Bogdanovic is trying :p

thekmp211
08-28-2010, 01:47 PM
WOW that move rose almost pulled off. that was video game stuff.

thekmp211
08-28-2010, 01:49 PM
chandler running hard for a block from behind on a croatia break. thats what he has to do, if hes healthy he can be a game changer.

tredigs
08-28-2010, 01:49 PM
WOW that move rose almost pulled off. that was video game stuff.

That was Westbrook; if you're talking about that spin to dunk attempt where he was fouled just now... ?

Good game. ~30 pt win. Slovenia tomorrow?

Sir Buckets
08-28-2010, 01:51 PM
That was Westbrook; if you're talking about that spin to dunk attempt where he was fouled just now... ?

Good game. ~30 pt win. Slovenia tomorrow?Yezzir

Do they award the player of the game for these games too?

b_russ
08-28-2010, 01:52 PM
Hopefully the Jazz can bring over Tomic next year. We could really use him.

thekmp211
08-28-2010, 01:54 PM
That was Westbrook; if you're talking about that spin to dunk attempt where he was fouled just now... ?

Good game. ~30 pt win. Slovenia tomorrow?

yeah that one. westbrook's crossover was also epic. never seen a pg combo with so much athleticism. lucky us.

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 01:54 PM
Do they award the player of the game for these games too?

Lol no. There's always an MVP of the game, but I doubt there's like a ceremony. You never know with the Turks but it's probably a small trophy behind the scenes after a press conference, if they do give one.

Slovenia is on par with Croatia. They should have been better but they are missing 2 very good players, but they got Dragic who I feel would perform unlike Ukic today.

USA will still win, but not by 28pts, make that 15-20 :p

DaBUU
08-28-2010, 01:58 PM
we look tough to beat and how in hell are we not ranked #1 in the world? Hopefully Spain and Greece at least give us a game. I've been begging for KLove to get some minutes and he didnt dissapoint. And what doesnt Kevin Durant do good, i love this freakin guy. I'm officially adopting OKC as my team.

thescore53
08-28-2010, 01:59 PM
roko ukic looked promising couple years ago. now he looks like a bum

tredigs
08-28-2010, 01:59 PM
USA box-scores if you wanted to see 'em:



STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tyson Chandler 0 3-3 0-0 0-2 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 6
Kevin Durant 0 5-11 1-3 3-3 0 6 3 1 0 1 0 14
Derrick Rose 0 4-8 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 9
Billups 0 3-6 2-5 4-4 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 12
Stephen Curry 0 2-6 0-3 0-0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 4
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Eric Gordon 0 5-7 3-5 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 13
Danny Granger 0 4-6 1-1 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 9
Westbrook 0 4-6 1-1 2-4 2 3 4 0 0 2 2 11
Andre Iguodala 0 2-4 1-2 0-0 2 3 2 3 0 2 3 5
Rudy Gay 0 3-8 1-5 3-5 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 10
Lamar Odom 0 3-4 0-0 0-2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 6
Kevin Love 0 3-6 1-2 0-0 2 10 2 1 0 1 2 7





Spain vs. France is on right now, btw.

DaBUU
08-28-2010, 02:02 PM
Eric Gordon was huge against the zone today.

Gators123
08-28-2010, 02:02 PM
USA box-scores if you wanted to see 'em:



STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tyson Chandler 0 3-3 0-0 0-2 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 6
Kevin Durant 0 5-11 1-3 3-3 0 6 3 1 0 1 0 14
Derrick Rose 0 4-8 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 9
Billups 0 3-6 2-5 4-4 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 12
Stephen Curry 0 2-6 0-3 0-0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 4
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Eric Gordon 0 5-7 3-5 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 13
Danny Granger 0 4-6 1-1 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 9
Westbrook 0 4-6 1-1 2-4 2 3 4 0 0 2 2 11
Andre Iguodala 0 2-4 1-2 0-0 2 3 2 3 0 2 3 5
Rudy Gay 0 3-8 1-5 3-5 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 10
Lamar Odom 0 3-4 0-0 0-2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 6
Kevin Love 0 3-6 1-2 0-0 2 10 2 1 0 1 2 7





Spain vs. France is on right now, btw.

Thanks, Did you keep track of it? or did you find it somewhere else?

tredigs
08-28-2010, 02:07 PM
Thanks, Did you keep track of it? or did you find it somewhere else?

Haha no, I don't have that kind of dedication. ESPN.com's got them live now.

thekmp211
08-28-2010, 02:08 PM
is there a thread for the spain game?

NYKalltheway
08-28-2010, 02:10 PM
is there a thread for the spain game?

There's a FIBA sub forum