Friday, August 15, 2008

Olympic News and Scores


Good to see Brad Newley and the Boomers get on track today. Newley led all scorers with 24.

Spain 72 defeated Germany 59 boxscore

"Spain’s tenacious, hounding defense limited Germany’s NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki to just 11 points on five of 15 shooting." - FIBA.COM recap

Australia 106 defeated Iran 68 boxscore

"That’s the monkey off our backs,” Brad Newley said after their first win here in Beijing. - FIBA.COM recap

China 85 defeated Angola 68 boxscore

"It feels great, when you win at the Olympics, in front of your home fans it is special,” Yao Ming said to FIBA.com. recap

Lithuania 86 defeated Russia 79 boxscore

Lithuania’s veteran point guard Sarunas Jasikevicius said, “It puts us in a good position to fight for the first place in the group." - FIBA.COM recap

USA 92 defeated Greece 69 boxscore

"Greece may have snuck up on the United States two years ago in Japan but the Americans were ready and waiting on Thursday night at the Wukesong Arena." - FIBA.COM recap

Argentina 77 defeated Croatia 53 boxscore

Other News

Pat Mills spends some time with FIBA.COM and answers a few questions.

"Australia coach Brian Goorjian launched a stout defense of under-fire center Andrew Bogut after the Boomers' 106-68 win over Iran." - fiba.com read more

Nowitzki loves the attention in Beijing.

"I want to meet Messi. If you see him, tell him I said, 'hello'," Kobe told the Olympic News Service after the win over China. - fiba.com read more

Boti Nagy talks about Shawn Redhage's Olympic role. I tend to agree.

Rivals.com and Pat Mills

My main man DJ Leon Smith talks about the Spanish photo shoot gone wrong.

NBL News

Hat tip to fellow blogger World Hoops Blog. (I do your enjoy your blog.) I offended him early in the week by thinking he was an Aussie. We all make mistakes, so I hope this American that gets a lot of traffic from the South Pacific area can forgive me?

Might need to keep a close eye on A Stern Warning as his Portland Blazers cannot take a trick with injury. Keep your head up champ, you could have been a Sonics fan!

Corey "Homicide" Williams talks about him and Rosell Ellis to be best import combo in the league.

Check out Global Basketball Trotter and find out who Andrew Bogut's new Milwaukee teammates are.

Adelaide 36ers coach Scott Ninnis talks about his team's abilities.

South Dragons beat the Melbourne Tigers.

Gold Coast Blaze lose to Purdue Boilermakers. boxscore

As reported here last week, Fox Sport is back..somewhat.

Everyone Loves A Blooper - Weightlifting is Dangerous in Beijing

1 comment:

PaulieDanger said...

No worries, Rille. I'd much rather be identified as Australian than American. And like I told Mookie (ASW), as an Irish-American, I have love for any country that's pissed off England as much as we have.