LC
Years ago

Stankovic Cup Final: Australia vs Slovenia

Australia defend their Stankovic Cup title when they take on Slovenia tonight at 9:30pm AEST in the final in Lizhou, China.

Australia deafeated the Slovenians by 14 in the round-robin game and will need to play well once again if they are to remain undefeated.

Please post links where you can watch the game lice in this thread.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Fibatv are showing the game live and for free
.http://www.fibatv.com/page/forcelogin/fibaLive/0,,12805~581157,00.html

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LC  
Years ago

Nice one!

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Beantown  
Years ago

Thanks for the info guys. I'll be tuning in at 9pm.
Hope the boys play well and get another Stankovic title under their belts!

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illicit  
Years ago

im watchin the China vs Iran an the quailty of the fiba link is awesome, cant wait for the Boomers game

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Anonymous  
Years ago

is it 7:30 or 7 local time?

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DB5  
Years ago

Is the picture quality a bit "stuttery" to others, or is it me?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Has the game begun yet? CCTV5 has bullfighting.

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ben  
Years ago

its on in 20 minutes guys

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Um do u need to register to watch it on fiba tv!

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jim  
Years ago

yup

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I cant watch anything yet but im registered?

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billy  
Years ago

how do i get the fiba game free, i have just registered and they are saying i cant get anything cause i havnt paid?????????????

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billy  
Years ago

click on the home link of fiba

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Im getting Blue screen saying Live event starting shortley soo i will just wait and if doesn't work i will go to my other site which i have watched all aussie games but just sick of the chinese.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Works now great quality. Should be good game. Aussie Aussie Aussie

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Anonymous  
Years ago

is it buffering heeps for anyone else?

which should i do 500k or 1MB?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

500k im on it works fine looks good

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SixerFan  
Years ago

keeps cutting out?

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Beantown  
Years ago

Mine is freezing for a split sec fairly regularly. Image quality is good though. Hope it smooths out soon.

Anyone know why Barlow hasn't played a lot yet? I have this feeling he is coming off an injury recently but I'm not certain.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wish Carfino was commentating with Marv Albert lol

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SixerFan  
Years ago

buffering heaps on 500 as well for me...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

at least im not the only one, someone find a better link

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Losing Nielson is a big blow. They need to slow Bicerovic and Dragic down and they should win and watch out for Slokar he is dangerous and has played around NBA.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This is a great link. Watch in 500k. Guys with trouble though type 'CCtv5 online' in google and the site is something like 'echna' or something like that.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slovenias coach is a good lookin guy lol

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Anonymous  
Years ago

audio is fine, but its stuck on andersen posting up

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Tigerland  
Years ago

Aussies up 5-2 7.37 to go in 1st

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Tigerland  
Years ago

Ingles scores. 9-2

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Tigerland  
Years ago

Sorry 7-2

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Tigerland  
Years ago

Slovenia Score 7-4 6.13 to go

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Becerovic is Dangerous.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

5:30 to go in 1st quarter.

Boomers 9 Slovenia 6

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Marto is playing pretty well.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

4:30 to go in 1st quarter

Boomers 12 Slovenia 6

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Tigerland  
Years ago

3:30 to go in 1st quarter

Boomers 13 Slovenia 8

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Anonymous  
Years ago

13-12 boomers

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hurley  
Years ago

where are you guys seeing this? the FIBA link just wanted me to join?>

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Tigerland  
Years ago

2:00 to go 1st quarter

Boomers 13 Slovenia 12

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nevill is better then Ogilvy

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Tigerland  
Years ago

www.fibatv.com and registered. Don't have to pay to watch either.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

minute to go in 1st quarter

Boomers 15 Slovenia 12

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Anonymous  
Years ago

they should pay me to watch this crappy live coverage, cant go 1 second without it stopping

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Buzzer beater nearly went in

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Tigerland  
Years ago

End of 1st

Boomers 16 Slovenia 12

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Tigerland  
Years ago

9:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 16 Slovenia 13

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Tigerland  
Years ago

8:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 18 Slovenia 13

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Too long without mills and andersen?

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Tigerland  
Years ago

7:26 to go 2nd quarter

Time Out

Boomers 18 Slovenia 15

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Beantown  
Years ago

3 Aussie big guys dribbling on perimeter = 3 TO's in last few mins. D'oh think about it guys!

Like Baynes he is one badass looking dude! Would like to see Ogilvy catching the ball somewhere useful instead of setting poor screens on the perimeter too!

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Tigerland  
Years ago

6:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 21 Slovenia 17

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Anonymous  
Years ago

missed seeing barlows stroke

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Tigerland  
Years ago

5:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 23 Slovenia 19

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Beantown  
Years ago

We look so much better when we're pushing the tempo. Can't let Dragic do the same though. As soon as he gets in the open court he starts looking like he plays for the Suns instead of some scrub Euro team.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Newley still zero BBall IQ. At least he has learned how to foul to stop transition from his Euro stint

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Tigerland  
Years ago

4:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 23 Slovenia 23

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Patty!!!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is that points or turnovers

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Tigerland  
Years ago

3:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 23 Slovenia 24

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This game will not be helping Patty's nba hope.

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hurley  
Years ago

fuck the fiba feed is shitr

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Tigerland  
Years ago

2:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 25 Slovenia 26

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LC  
Years ago

With a jitery feed, you would not be paying good money for the privilege full time for fibatv.com

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hurley  
Years ago

thats what im thinkin.. i hope this isnt how theyre trying to sell there product, cos sorry.. its shit, im sure i couild fluke better somehow.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

1:00 to go 2nd quarter

Boomers 27 Slovenia 28

Stream working fine for me

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Missed dunk from Andersen

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hurley  
Years ago

btw, anderson... wtf was that shit?!?!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Very ugly

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hurley  
Years ago

streams only just started to roll properlya s half time is approaching..lol, hopefully i get the rest undisturbed..

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Tigerland  
Years ago

Half Time

Boomers 27 Slovenia 29

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LC  
Years ago

I have high speed cable broadband and whilst the picture is great, the feed keeps dropping in and out.

Not a great advertisement at all for fibatv.com from my point of view.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hurley stop wasting your internet downloads on P**n then you might be able to watch then game. Type in CCtv5 online in google or guandong tv online. That might help but most likely your computer speed is too slow. Dont vote for Abbott new broadband speed is coming soon with Gillard.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

My feed from FIBA is working perfectly. No complaints here. Actually I have one. The Boomers offence is terrible!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hopefully the new broadband is as fast as Tyreke Evans Drives. Type in youtube if you havent seen there is a 1 min recap on it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Raptors will be rapt to have Anderson! Cant even make a dunk!!! Patty needs to be more creative. When he drives he tries to do too much. Has to pull the trigger on the first option because that is always the best one. When he does do that he looks like a real playmaker.

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glen  
Years ago

im in perth and my coverage is awesome

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Anonymous  
Years ago

With no pure shooters , no inside presence, lacking anyone with any back to the basket game and sloppy ball security it might be a tough World C/ship. On a positive note Brown has got the guys playing pretty good team D. Newley Jingles Barlow all decent size but quite similar in some ways, all streaky shooters who like to work off the dribble without the necessary quick first step or good enough handles.

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hurley  
Years ago

This boomers teams got alot of work to do to compete against them top teams this year I think. I think we have a team that, on its night could knock off a big dog... but, i think inj the same sentence.. we could get knocked off by a 'puppy' (ie, it wouldnt completely surprise me if Jordan oir Angola get a cheap one over us) ... its all a luck thing, we should be a top 16 team, may get luck and make top 8... thats what were lookin at I think.

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Beantown  
Years ago

Ugh. That was a horrible half of basketball. I can't think of anyone who played well other than Marto.

Ingles did some decent stuff early, but then forgot how to dribble in the 2nd quarter.

Whoever is out there wearing number who are you and what have you done with Newley?

As always, Andersen looks good for a bit but then goes and blows certain layups or misses wide open shots.

Mills has not got into the game really.

Wortho has been ok but still committing stupid fouls.

Barlow totally out of synch. Was completely out of position for Mills kick out late in the 2nd qtr. (Mind you, Mills didn't do a very good job of exploiting the fact Brezec was on him out near mid court!)

Ogilvy has lots to learn. Setting poor screens, never in position to be a threat on offence (which is his strength) getting manhandled by Brezec.

Baynes hasn't done a lot, but at least he attacks the rim and scares the crap out of the opposition! Did run the floor nicely for a layup on one break.

Gibson has been ok in his role as a defensive stopper, but otherwise anonymous.

Markovic - nothing to see here really

Hope Brown can straighten the guys out at half time and we see some decent ball in the 2nd half.

p.s. - do these refs know what a moving screen is? Or that breaking into the keyway before the free throw shooter releases is illegal?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jordan arn't a bad team and are very underated. I watch Rasheim Wright in some games for them and he was nothing for then outstanding. Also Zaid Abbaas goes very well. Daghlas is pretty good and Idais is a good shooter.

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Beantown  
Years ago

Good sign on the first play. Looks like Brown told them to drive the basketball! Good call Coach!

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Tigerland  
Years ago

9:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 29 Slovenia 29

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Brezec has a nice touch on his J

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Tigerland  
Years ago

8:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 31 Slovenia 34

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Tigerland  
Years ago

7:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 32 Slovenia 34

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Tigerland  
Years ago

6:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 34 Slovenia 34

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Get Gibbo in for Mills and Barlow in aswell

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Tigerland  
Years ago

5:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 34
Slovenia 37

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Didn't foul him hard enough but still vujacic will give wortho a present

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Andersen and Mills look nowhere near like NBA players in this one.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

4:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 34
Slovenia 38

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hurley  
Years ago

thoes last 2 plays were absolute dogshit

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Tigerland  
Years ago

3:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 34
Slovenia 46

Getting killed with these 3 pointers!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

down by 10

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Tru Blue Emcee  
Years ago

we're very lucky to not be down by more! Playing like crap!!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Patty "TO" Mills. A sad game so far for him.

At least Goorjian utilised the slashers on this team. Brown's offense is woeful.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

2:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 36
Slovenia 46

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Tigerland  
Years ago

1:00 to go 3rd quarter

Boomers 39
Slovenia 48

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This is good practice situation for WC's being down like this.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

3 Quarter time

Boomers 42
Slovenia 49

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gibbooooooo

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billy  
Years ago

well done gibbo on the buzzer again,!!!!

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Tigerland  
Years ago

9:00 to go

Boomers 44
Slovenia 52

Giving up way to many open 3's

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Go play soccer Vidmar you actor

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hurley  
Years ago

lol gibbo's startin to look like thge NBA guard on the team..lol.,

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Tigerland  
Years ago

8:00 to go

Boomers 47
Slovenia 52

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good ball movement then getting steal, nice right handed finish by Jingles. BTW Katie Perry is hot.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

gibbo got boomers back in game!!!! controlled the game and got his TEAM MATES the ball!!!

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billy  
Years ago

Gibbo's the best TEAM player

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Tigerland  
Years ago

7:00 to go

Boomers 49
Slovenia 55

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Anonymous  
Years ago

score?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Get Barlow in!!! Panface finally hit one

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Tigerland  
Years ago

6:00 to go

Boomers 49
Slovenia 58

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Anonymous  
Years ago

58-49

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Tigerland  
Years ago

5:00 to go

Boomers 51
Slovenia 58

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Need in atm Andersen Wortho Barlow Ingles Gibbo

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Tigerland  
Years ago

4:00 to go

Boomers 55
Slovenia 58

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Anonymous  
Years ago

WE are back! we are Back (and we are the 3 best friends that anyone could have)

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hurley  
Years ago

we commin back, i hope..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

COME ON BOOMERS!!!!

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Tigerland  
Years ago

3:22 to go

Boomers 55
Slovenia 60

Time Out

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ingles looks like gay comedian Josh Thomas

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hurley  
Years ago

so, how good is slovenia meant to be?

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Tru Blue Emcee  
Years ago

wtf Mills

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Tigerland  
Years ago

2:45 to go

Boomers 55
Slovenia 60

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Tru Blue Emcee  
Years ago

FIBA has them ranked 20 in the world

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Anonymous  
Years ago

yeah but angola is 13, so the rankings mean shit all

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If E.Lorbek J.Lakavic and B.Udrih this game would be over but yer Bogut

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Anonymous  
Years ago

bogut, maric, jawai>lorbek, lakavic, udrih

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Anonymous  
Years ago

score?

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Tigerland  
Years ago

2:00 to go

Boomers 57
Slovenia 60

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Tru Blue Emcee  
Years ago

FYI Angola is #12...just saying

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Game over

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billy  
Years ago

stuff me!!!!!!!!

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Tigerland  
Years ago

1:00 to go

Boomers 57
Slovenia 65

Time Out

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Anonymous  
Years ago

David Andersen in tomorrows news gets waived by Toronto

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Anonymous  
Years ago

3rd open 3 newley has missed where the F is barlow

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Anonymous  
Years ago

boomers u suck! patty may be close to NBA but he done nothing to help our country!!

Big name players of the team need to be held accountable - do the little things to make your team better!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Chargeeeee

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Tigerland  
Years ago

:36 to go

Boomers 57
Slovenia 65

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Anonymous  
Years ago

relax, its only a warmup, and we beat this team by 14 a couple of days ago...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Boomers lack any offensive identity.

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hurley  
Years ago

pfft,... we suck

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billy  
Years ago

Mills becomin too hungry

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Tru Blue Emcee  
Years ago

ARRRRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! That is all....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

BTW Erazem Lorbek shreds Jawai if you watched Eurobasket he was outstanding and same as Lakavic.

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hurley  
Years ago

Boomers V Lithuania 2008

the last game where boomers played up to there potential

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"BTW Erazem Lorbek shreds Jawai if you watched Eurobasket he was outstanding and same as Lakavic."

But all together, bogut, maric, jawai>lorbek, lakavic, udrih

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Tigerland  
Years ago

:30 to go

Boomers 57
Slovenia 68

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Im going to bed!! Fed up!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

is it finished? what was the score?

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billy  
Years ago

Missed Matty Nielsen tonite

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Anonymous  
Years ago

anderson taking a 3................

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Anonymous  
Years ago

68-58 30 secs

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hurley  
Years ago

So, how good is this slovenian team internationally? ive never really heard of them... is it a worry that we are losing to them?

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Tigerland  
Years ago

:23 to go

Boomers 60
Slovenia 68

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Anonymous  
Years ago

BTW guys we have made it to 150 posts in a Warm up game!

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Tigerland  
Years ago

Game Over

Boomers 63
Slovenia 71

Congratulations to Slovenia.

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hurley  
Years ago

looked up the slovenian team, only thing i could find out about how good they are is that apparently they are ranked 20th... however, I believe in 06, so was croatia and they did well. I want to Get a guage on how good the teams we are playing are in comparison to our pool games at least.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They are a pretty good team when fit. Erezam Lorbek great post player with good outside stroke, umm yer you have Nachbar who has played for the nets, Sasha Vujacic you should know how good he is and Beno Udrih was good for the Sac Kings a couple of years ago and ofcourse their big man Rasho Nesterovic who is an inside force in international games. They are way more talented then their ranking.

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Tigerland  
Years ago

Slovenia outrebounded the Boomers and had a better field goal percentage. Turnovers didn't help the Boomers much either.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

final score?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

AUS 3pts = 5/23

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Anonymous  
Years ago

well outside of jacking up a three point shot there really is no plan.

Cutting to the basket was terrible. the bigs never really got into position so as to be a inside target.

newley and barlow seem lost in browns throw it around system

Is it to late to get the goorj back

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hurley  
Years ago

We arfe really missing an experienced guard in bruton,... if we had all the big guys in, we wouldve probably knocked em off by 20. shit, I think this might eb a harsh WC's... lets hope it steadys the boys for the olympics. , seems like every tournament we do, were doing for the next one.

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KAB  
Years ago

Maybe they shouldn't have had the day off yesterday! Looks like they have plenty of work to do in the Melbourne camp before the WCs.

Thanks for posting the stream link.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

had some trouble with the feed BUT it was definitely better than Mills

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jim  
Years ago

The slovenia coach is a heartattack waiting to happen.

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Beantown  
Years ago

Game over. A lot of guys had very poor nights tonight. Chief man MIA was Newley. I don't mind if he misses, but he should at least drive to the basket half a dozen times a game. I can't remember one drive from him tonight.

Gibbo and Marto were both good. Mills was horrible. When his shot isn't dropping, he really struggles to create for anyone else.

Ingles was our best player IMO. He still mishandles the ball too much, but he is the only guy on the team who can really create for himself and others.

Andersen was ok, but he still blows hot and cold. Was by far our best big man though.

Ogilvy did come and do a solid job defensively for a bit in the 4th, but seems to have zero confidence around the basket on offence these days.

In the end, that game came down to the fact that our guys don't know how to set up scoring opportunities. Hope Brown can get enough time with the team to actually drill some decent plays into them.

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hurley  
Years ago

dont mind my sayin but, amused by the mills hate...
he did have a shit game, but add a few more assists and a reverse lay up and you's wopuld be mod edit lapping it up.

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skull  
Years ago

just like the good(bad)old days,boomers cant consistently win world games unless they shoot above 50 percent from the 3 line.

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LC  
Years ago

Hurley, please watch your language.

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LC  
Years ago

Let's put this loss into a bit of perspective.

First of all, Slovenia are a very good team and were missing a couple of players from their best possible outfit as well. Slovenia finished 4th overall in the 2009 Eurobasket, behind only Spain (1st), Serbia (2nd) and Greece (4th). Slovenia lost the bronze medal game by just 1 point to the Greek's. So a 1-1 record at this early stage of prerations with the one of the 4 best team's in Europe is not that bad really!

Yes we would have all loved to win and successfully defend our Stankovic Cup title. But with the WC's just around the corner, I would rather that we get the bad games out of the way now, and our flaws addressed exposed now so that they can be addressed and corrected by the time we arrive on the WC stage.

What is certain is that we need to address our rebounding, and hopefully with a fit Nielsen (who missed the last 2 games) and the addition of Maric this area gets addressed.

We also need to finetune our offensive structure. It is great to have movement, but movement for movement's sake is not going to get the job done. the movement needs to have better purpose and until the players adapt or buy-in to this system, we will continue to struggle offensively if we keep missing the 3-ball like we did last night.

We are also being exposed at the popint guard spot. Mills has been erratic, brilliant one moment and then making a clumsy turnover the next. Ingles' has shown some great play making skills, but he often tries to force it too much leading to costly turnovers. Bruton's retirement will hurt us badly at this WC I'm afraid, although his absence could have us better positioned for London due to the experience guys like Mills and co will get this time around.

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LC  
Years ago

Basketball Australia Recap: http://linky.com.au/bg49t

Joe Ingles and David Andersen top-scored for the Boomers with 14 points apiece. Mark Worthington and Aron Baynes each added six points and Damian Martin and David Barlow five apiece. For Slovenia Sani Becirovic had a game-high 20 points.

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LC  
Years ago

Tournament MVP: Goran Dragic (Slovenia)

All-Tournament Team
Dragic (Slovenia)
Mills (Australia)
Jianlian (China)
Becirovic (Slovenia)
Andersen (Australia)

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paul  
Years ago

Andersen shot 14/45 for the tournament (although his rebounding and defence was solid), while Mills wasnt his team's best point guard! The meeting to decide the All Star Five probably went something like this - "Who in this tournament plays in the NBA? We should probably put them in." “But Wang Zhi Zhi didn't have a good tournament and China missed the final.” “OK, isnt this Becirovic fellow a Euroleague All Star?" "Yep, and he was drafted by the Denver Nuggest." "Great. We’ll put him in instead.”

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Anonymous  
Years ago

On that note, was I the only person who noticed that the NBA players in the tournament got more than their fair share of calls?

Also going by CCTV5's game previews, only NBA player matter.

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Camel 31  
Years ago

Knowing how mercurial Nielsen was when we beat them a coupla days ago - the hype led to letdown.

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hurley  
Years ago

now we have 20 days until the four nations tournament in france where we will be playing France, Ivory Coast and Brazil. The Brazil game is justr before our opener Vs Jordan and will be a good test for us, and really the best guage for how we might fare come World Championships. With Maric and Neilson to come back, the team should be looking a bit better, plus from what i am reading, we have one oif the few teams that is actually playing right now, and gettin some momentum. (altho we just lost to slovenia i guess) Ballingeurope expects us to go 10th this year http://www.ballineurope.com/national-teams/power-ratings-fiba-world-championship-6039/

I think that is probably about right..

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adam  
Years ago

I watched the game and was disturbed at how inept Australia looked. We just can't score, even the three games we won was more a case of our defence prevailing than any great offensive night. The game against Iran was probably worse, just really terrible finishing....it is so worrying, we really looked awful. The offense had no confidence, really stunted, lots of pulling up, no fluidity. Mills can't run a team, he is more an undersized off guard, good ball handling, decent enough scoring (not great, takes a lot of shots to get his points) terrible passer. Newley, although he played poorly in the final is our best offensive weapon, David Andersen was average. I just had a look at Mills' box score 1-10 shooting and 6 turnovers, and just one assist, no where near good enough. I think Brown may have to make a point guard change perhaps Gibson or Martin.

As bad as the Slovenian game was, I think in many ways the Iran game was worse. So that is two very ordinary performances in a row.....one positive Australias defence seems pretty...in all four games.

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