Australia and USA without loses in the group stage

October 23rd, 2008

World champion Australia record fifth consecutive victory after success over Russia by 75:55 (15:19, 10:18, 30:10, 20:8) and get a first place Group A of the Olympic basketball tournament for women. With 16 points against European scored Lauren Jackson and Belinda Snel. The team of Australia was losing with 12 points at 25:37 of the rest, but won the third part of 30:10 and ensure its victory. The player Becky Haman was most useful with 20 points for Russia. On the quarter finals, the team of Australia, who will try to interrupted series of U.S. three consecutive Olympic titles, will play against the Czech Republic. Russia, which finished second in the group will meet Spain for a place on the half finals.

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Korea wins versus Latvia

October 23rd, 2008

Republic of Korea got the win over Latvia by 72:68 (20:22, 22:13, 18:9, 12:24) after 17 points Dzhungun Park. For Latvia with 22 points is distinguished Annette Zogota-Dzheykabsan. In the last match of the group Brazil had over Belarus with 68:53 (20:12, 19:14, 10:12, 19:15). For Brazil Kelly Santos scored his 14 points, while Belarus and Natalia Anufrenka  and Elena Leshanka scored by 10 points.
In group B the favourite USA win againt New Zealand with 96:60 (23:18, 27:6, 25:18, 21:18). Thompson is distinguished team with 15 points for the Americans. Keyti Smith dded 13 points and Siymon Ogastas finished with 12.  USA will play with the Republic of Korea for a place on the half finals. Spain win against Mali with 79:47 (19:5, 17:16, 22:12, 21:14). For the winners Amaya Valdemoro record 21 points, while for Mali with 17 points is distinguished Denebu Sisoko. China hosts of group stage ended with success over the Czech Republic by 79:63 (24:11, 17:14, 24:20, 14:18). Mao Litsze record 21 points for the Asian girls.

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Yao Ming brought a first win for China

October 23rd, 2008

The Center of Houston Rockets and the Chinese national basketball team, Yao Ming made the incredible match, bringing the first win of the hosts of the basketball tournament of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Chinese are imposed over the team with 85:68 of Angola. The Chinese are in third place in the provisional standings of Group B, while the team of Angola is last with 3 losts. The super-star of Chinese basketball Yao Ming scored 30 points with success of 10 from its 11 shooting for 2 points, and 10 of 11 attempts from the line for punitive strikes. The player, who signed with Los Angeles Lakers – Sun Yue record 11 points and 2 assists, while the new transfer of the New Jersey Nets Zhianlian Yi added 10 points and 11 struggles. Hoakim Gomez is distinguished for Angola with 17 points and 3 assists and Carlos Morais finished with 13 points and 3 struggles.
The meeting began with a much stronger game by the hosts, who for the first 10 minutes were able to gain an advance of 13 points at 28:15, but to the rest Africans took the initiative and lowered its backward to only 2 points for 44:42 . In the third 10 minutes Chinese made a very strong series of 21-9 points, which finished the match. In the final part of the meeting hosts without problems reached success with 85:68.

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Argentina won with 85-68 versus Australia

October 23rd, 2008

The team of Argentina reached the first victory of male basketball tournament on the 29th Olympics. The team, which made a great presentation in Athens 2004 had a great serult 85:68 over Australia in the last match of yesterday’s programme in Group A. So, Argentina and Russia have 1 win and 1 loss, Australians and Iran are two lesions. The Gaerd of San Antonio Spurs Emmanuel Manu Ginobili scored his 21 points as the latin team got advantage of 10 points difference, which continue until the end of halftime. Manu Ginobili played rather better than the first meeting with Lithuania and the Guard of Houston Rockets Skola Louis scored 17 points. Carlos Delfino realized 14, a Fabricio Oberto -12.
The Australia’s 19 years-old Guard Patrick Mills also has become a leading scorer and scored 22 points, 12 of which four triples. The Australians  again not revealed its means and poor shooting failed them. They only scored in 15 percent of its attempts from the near, medium and remote location. Brad Nuil scored his 11, and David Anderson finished with 10.

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USA crashed China with 31 points

October 23rd, 2008

In the first match of male basketball tournament of the Olympic Games – Beijing 2008, the team of the United States beat China in 101:70 points. The expected with great interest collision of a preliminary group B of the tournament was equivalent to the 16th minute, when the result was 29:29 points.  Then the Americans gradually got the advance, which at the end of the match was 31 points. For the winners Dwayne Wade was most useful with 19 points, while LeBron James added 18. The super star of NBA and China Yao Ming finished with 13 points.
In other two matches of the group with Germany won against Angola with 95:66 points, while Spain hit Greece with 81:66 points. In group A surprise wreath Lithuania,who won against Argentina with 79:75 points. Russia won against Iran with 71:49 points, and Croatia – Australia finished with result 97:82 points.

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USA Won with 87-76 over Australia

August 6th, 2008

The national basketball team of USA got a record consecutive victory in controlling their meetings before the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, but this time success came quite difficult. The players won with 87:76 over Australia in a last rehearsal before the basketball tournament of the Olympic Games.  Dwyane Wade again was most effective for Americans with 22 points and 3 struggles. Lebron James scored 16 points and took 5 balls, and Dwight Howard finished with 12 points and 10 struggles. Patrick Majals and Chris Anstey is scored  13 points and David Barlow – 12 points. The meeting began exclusively equally and although not a game for Australia star of the team, center of Milwaukee Bucks Andrew God.
“This was not anything that should worry us. Dangerous is when you lose. Still grow as a team and still will continue to become better with each match. But no doubt learned something today “were the words of Dwyane Wade.

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Czech Republic won with 99-62 versus Bulgaria

July 30th, 2008

The Bulgarian women’s national team loses control of its participants in the Olympic games in the Czech Republic hall “Opava” in the same city by 62:99 (18:25, 16:24, 15:33, 13:17), announced the official website of Bulgarian Basketball Federation
The meeting was one of the last checks for the hosts before their departure for the Games in Beijing, which have ambitions to take place in the top four. On Wednesday the two teams will face again against each other.  National coach Nikolai Borukov used in the match following members: Diana Naidenova 9 points, Milena Tomova 3, Evelina Guneva 19, Gergana Branzova 6, Tanya Chirova 9, Radostina Slavova 8, Roksana Yordanova 2, Anna Rimpova 4, Ekaterina Dimitrova 2 , Teodora Petrova. This was one very interesting freindly match and gave many questions for the team of Bulgaria and their future. The team missed the Olympic games, but that is not the worst thing, but may be the miss of the strong and good team. The homies were good in this match and they are happy to get the win and will play for the top 4 in Olypic Games this year.

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Germany basketball team qualified for China

July 25th, 2008

Germany had ranked for the Olympic basketball tournament for men, reached after win over Puerto Rico by 96:82 (48:39) in the last match of the qualification tournament in Athens.
More yesterday teams of Greece and Croatia have provided a place for their 2008 Beijing after half-finals won their matches respectively over Puerto Rico and Germany. This evening the German star Dirk Novitski team record 32 points for victory, adding 19 Haman, a 15 Greene.
Shortly after the end of the tournament was towed the estiny for groups of the Olympic tournament. Germany is strong in group B together with teams of the hosts of China, the super-team of USA, world champion Spain, Greece and Angola.
In Group A are Argentina, Australia, Iran, Lithuania, the European champion Russia and Croatia.

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