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Luuuc
Last year

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Opals: Rio Test Event

Probably worth its own thread to discuss the matches.
In the mean time...

Rio test will give Opals an edge says Joyce
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/rio-test-will-give-opals-an-edge-says-joyce

"I can tell you that we'll be doing different things. I'll be experimenting.
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I've got 12 players and I'll be giving opportunities for all of them to play."

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Luuuc
Last year
00:41 13 Jan 16

Reply #573315

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

I should have included...

"The Opals play Argentina early Saturday morning (AEDT), followed by Venezuela on Sunday and Brazil on Monday."


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Anonymous
Last year
01:12 13 Jan 16

Reply #573316

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

I thought Penny Taylor was replaced in China by Maya Moore, but the article says she's busy over there. Which team is she on now?


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Solomun Tulum mix
Last year
01:13 13 Jan 16

Reply #573317

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

IMO Brazillian women should start as favs


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Luuuc
Last year
01:40 13 Jan 16

Reply #573318

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Anon, Penny was indeed replaced in China by Maya. She's currently hanging with Diana in Ekaterinburg. (She was in the stands during their last Euroleague game)
I too was hoping she would make it to this Rio event. The timing seemed perfect.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:43 13 Jan 16

Reply #573323

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Sounds like Erin is playing. Seems like there is probably more to the not playing for seq story then what went to the media.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:50 13 Jan 16

Reply #573328

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Dang, Taurasi has managed to hurt the Opals without even being on the bloody court.

Brazil is down some of their big girls with WNBA experience, but I reckon that game will be a good measure of our side.


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finals995
Last year
11:19 15 Jan 16

Reply #573504

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Anyone know what time the first game tips-off?

Brendan wanting to experiment and use all the roster should be good! He's got a wide variety of resources to use.


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Luuuc
Last year
12:17 15 Jan 16

Reply #573509

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

@BasketballAus

"We are currently looking for a site with LiveStats and will let everyone know. Games are 7.30am Sat and Sun and 9.30am Mon morn"


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Luuuc
Last year
09:36 16 Jan 16

Reply #573594

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

So apparently we beat Argentina 87-37 ?!?!


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Luuuc
Last year
10:13 16 Jan 16

Reply #573599

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Anonymous
Last year
10:43 16 Jan 16

Reply #573602

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

"[Burton] is an important part of our side especially with her rebounding."

http://www.basketball.net.au/opals-impress-against-argentina-in-first-game-of-rio-test-event/


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Luuuc
Last year
11:03 16 Jan 16

Reply #573604

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

I swear he is just trolling us all now.


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paul
Last year
11:24 16 Jan 16

Reply #573605

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

It sure seems like it!

Reporter: Brendan, talk to us about your stars like Penny Taylor and Liz Cambage.

Joyce: Look, Tess and Nat are so important to our group, and they do things most people don't see, that's why they're in the team.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:31 16 Jan 16

Reply #573613

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

C Batkovic 11 rbds in 18 mins
Pf/C Francis 9 rbds in 17 mins
Sf Allen 9 rbds in 13 mins
Sf Talbot 6 rbds in 24 mins
Pf/c Burton 6 rbds in 21 mins

Burton did ok,
Be interesting to see how she does against a much better and bigger Brazil.


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finals995
Last year
17:22 16 Jan 16

Reply #573621

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Yes those are OK stats for Burton, but its 23 mins against Argentina. The opponents on this tour aren't going to be giving her the problems she faces weekly in the WNBL.


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Luuuc
Last year
10:07 17 Jan 16

Reply #573676

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Opals 104, Venezuela 24.

Boxscore:
http://www.basketball.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Game-2-Box-Score.jpg


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Luuuc
Last year
11:08 18 Jan 16

Reply #573798

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Opals defeat Brazil 77-67 in the final game.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:31 18 Jan 16

Reply #573800

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Thats an impressive result in Brazil...


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paul
Last year
11:34 18 Jan 16

Reply #573802

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Who cares, how many rebounds did Burton have? ;-)


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Anonymous
Last year
12:15 18 Jan 16

Reply #573805

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

All the rebounds, Paul, all the rebounds. ;)


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Anonymous
Last year
12:38 18 Jan 16

Reply #573809

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Number of Nat Burton rebounds = infinity * 2


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Anonymous
Last year
12:39 18 Jan 16

Reply #573811

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Brendan Joyce - "Nat Burton can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves."


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Luuuc
Last year
13:39 18 Jan 16

Reply #573816

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

"Rachel Jarry and Nat Burton both played outstanding defence"


http://www.basketball.net.au/australia-complete-sweep-of-rio-test-event-with-win-over-brazil/


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Anonymous
Last year
13:46 18 Jan 16

Reply #573818

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Is griffin still a possibility?

I'm still hoping for..
Phillips/Mitchell/lavey
Taylor/Allen
Talbot/jarry
Francis/penaluna/tolo
Cambage/batkovic

But it seems as though he wants burton in the squad and potentially madgen also.


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Camel 31
Last year
16:19 18 Jan 16

Reply #573835

re: Opals: Rio Test Event

Saw a bit of the first game on sbs worldnews, saturday nite. The stadium cost $300,000,000 ,they mentioned


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