Men's Preliminary Round

Postby jedi master on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:41 am

Ricky Rubio wow he looks good
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Postby LDR on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:41 am

My goodness, does this kid get a deflection EVERY possesion?
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Postby bumrusherer on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:41 am

Gasol must have 30 by now
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Postby bumrusherer on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:42 am

Yi is a bad basketball player.
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Postby Ras Algethi on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:43 am

Well, valiant effort by China but Spain is just the superior team. It's a shame, I was rooting for China after Spain's photo fiasco.

Still, not impressive by Spain's performance in this game.
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Postby jedi master on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:43 am

man, this Pau needs to show up next season.
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Postby LDR on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:43 am

LDR wrote:I have a strong feeling Spain will win this game. I just think they are too talented.


Nice call. :mhihi:
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Postby KRC18 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:43 am

25 so far for Pau. :jam2:
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Postby bumrusherer on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:43 am

Classless lay up at the end
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Postby Ras Algethi on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:44 am

blocks wrote:Rubio looks good


He does but China's weak guards make him look better than he is.
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Postby LDR on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:50 am

bumrusherer wrote:Classless lay up at the end


Point differential matters in who advances from the groupstage. Thats why they continue playing even when the game isn't in doubt.
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Postby THE_DAGGER on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:52 am

Pau finished with 29 pts 8 rb 2 ast 1 stl and 2 blk :ball4:

Sun Yue finished with 2 pts 0 rb 3 ast 1 stl 1 blk 0/3 from 3 and 3 to :disagree:
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Postby CaCHooKa Man on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:53 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:I think pau is gonna lift his team to victory in the 4th


I was close :mhihi:
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Postby TheGoat on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:55 am

bumrusherer wrote:Yi is a bad basketball player.


Sun Yue is a bad basketball player. Least Yi has shown he can play in the league.

Spain dodged a bullet today. This is why I no longer believe their hype.
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Postby LDR on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:55 am

Box score anyone?
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Postby blocks on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:57 am

bumrusherer wrote:Classless lay up at the end


I have a feeling that that Spain photo shoot DID reach the Chinese media. The Chinese crowd was heavily booing Spain while they had possession at certain points. And that is uncharacteristic of the Chinese crowd as far as I've seen.
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Postby Legendary on Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:58 am

An out of shape Yao, and a casper-like Yi didn't really help their cause.

Especially Yi....how did this guy get into the NBA? I can somewhat understand Yao struggling, having not yet recovered fully from injury and nowhere near prime conditioning. But Yi seemed almost uninterested in this whole thing.
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Postby THE_DAGGER on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:00 am

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Postby blocks on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:09 am

Legendary wrote:An out of shape Yao, and a casper-like Yi didn't really help their cause.

Especially Yi....how did this guy get into the NBA? I can somewhat understand Yao struggling, having not yet recovered fully from injury and nowhere near prime conditioning. But Yi seemed almost uninterested in this whole thing.


Agreed. And I'm rooting for China from now on in every game they have (unless it costs the US the gold :man1:). Yao is giving all that he has even if it can't possibly his 100%. I hope that China at least makes it to the elimination rounds. Yao is such a great dude, I can't help but root for the guy.
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Postby BDG on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:10 am

That was an amazing game to watch. I'm happy for Pau at least, he came up HUGE in the clutch.

I hope we see that from him in the Finals this upcoming season. :mhihi:
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Postby CaCHooKa Man on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:12 am

blocks wrote:
bumrusherer wrote:Classless lay up at the end


I have a feeling that that Spain photo shoot DID reach the Chinese media. The Chinese crowd was heavily booing Spain while they had possession at certain points. And that is uncharacteristic of the Chinese crowd as far as I've seen.


They weren't booing Spain. Craig sager asked the manager of the building what they were saying and he told them that they were chanting the Chinese equivalent of "nooo" to distract the players. And as its been said, point differential matters in the prelims.
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Postby jedi master on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:18 am

40 minutes till the USA game...

in the meantime...fencing...
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Postby CaCHooKa Man on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:24 am

Lithuania is dominating Iran
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Postby TheGoat on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:25 am

^they'd better. They're playing Iran for heaven sakes.
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Postby blocks on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:27 am

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bumrusherer wrote:Classless lay up at the end


I have a feeling that that Spain photo shoot DID reach the Chinese media. The Chinese crowd was heavily booing Spain while they had possession at certain points. And that is uncharacteristic of the Chinese crowd as far as I've seen.


They weren't booing Spain. Craig sager asked the manager of the building what they were saying and he told them that they were chanting the Chinese equivalent of "nooo" to distract the players. And as its been said, point differential matters in the prelims.


Good stuff...I missed the first half and half of the third, thanks for the info...
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