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Luuuc
Last year

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Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Our opponent will be decided in the last game of the day
09:15 WA
10:45 SA/NT
11:15 Eastern

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LC
Last year
01:45 18 Aug 16

Reply #595927

re: Rio QF - Croatia vs Serbia

Let's hope they beat each other up.
No love lost between these too!


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Anonymous
Last year
01:51 18 Aug 16

Reply #595930

re: Rio QF - Croatia vs Serbia

I'm sure none of us want to see ethnic tension - but we can make an exception this one time.


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paul
Last year
04:33 18 Aug 16

Reply #595940

re: Rio QF - Croatia vs Serbia

On the other side of the draw France are going out as meekly as Lithuania did, Spain just putting on a clinic with Nikola Mirotic on fire.

Amazing to see two powerful teams who have been so good in recent years barely put up a whimper in such an important game. Quarter-finals usually produce some of the games of the tournament but not so far in Rio.


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Curtley
Last year
09:35 18 Aug 16

Reply #595957

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Anyone know how to watch this game?

Will it be on 7?


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KET
Last year
09:57 18 Aug 16

Reply #595960

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Croatia v serbia will be on 7mate


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Curtley
Last year
09:58 18 Aug 16

Reply #595961

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Thanks mate.


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Isaac
Last year
10:00 18 Aug 16

Reply #595962

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Hard not to think that the brackets now suit the Boomers about as best as they can. The #3 team is gone. US cop dangerous Spain.

Our next opponent is either a team we've already beaten, or one who went 3-2 in the other pool.


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Luuuc
Last year
10:03 18 Aug 16

Reply #595964

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

I was thinking the same thing.
Could not have asked for better, really.


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Bear
Last year
10:06 18 Aug 16

Reply #595965

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Doesn't anyone give either Serbia or Croatia a chance, they are still going to be very, very dangerous opponents?

Ask the Opals...


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LV
Last year
10:16 18 Aug 16

Reply #595969

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

You just get the feeling this game will buck the trend. Should be a close one.


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Bear
Last year
10:46 18 Aug 16

Reply #595980

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

A little premature with your speculation there Mr. 'Destroyer...


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Luuuc
Last year
10:48 18 Aug 16

Reply #595982

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

He's being a little optimistic I agree, but I share his belief that USA can overcome Spain to make it there


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Bear
Last year
10:50 18 Aug 16

Reply #595983

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Anyone watching the Slav v Slav game, has it started?


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Luuuc
Last year
10:52 18 Aug 16

Reply #595986

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Bear, it's on 7mate atm. Even has the Casey & Gaze treatment.
Both teams struggling to score early.


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Bear
Last year
10:58 18 Aug 16

Reply #595990

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

I was having a bit of fun, don't take it to heart, I was just poking at the fact you have us beating the USA for gold yet neither team has won their semi-final yet, cheers...


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Bear
Last year
10:59 18 Aug 16

Reply #595991

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Thanks @Luuuc, maybe I can get to that after Bolt's run in the 200m...


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LC
Last year
11:01 18 Aug 16

Reply #595992

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Let's hope this becomes a slug fest.

Ugly game early.


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KET
Last year
11:05 18 Aug 16

Reply #595995

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

I wouldn't expect the Boomers to have an easy time against either of these sides


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Luuuc
Last year
11:06 18 Aug 16

Reply #595996

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Buzzer beating 3 has Croatia down just 1. 19-20 at quarter time.


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Bear
Last year
11:08 18 Aug 16

Reply #595997

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Watching now, yes ugly early but I think they will warm into it and this could be a great game in the end.

Whichever team wins I rate our chances pretty highly, however either Serbia or Croatia know our game and theirs are not dissimilar so I expect a tough encounter in a couple of days time...


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Luuuc
Last year
11:11 18 Aug 16

Reply #595998

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Yeah we're in for a fight regardless of who we play.
So hopefully this one stays close all game. Preferably 3OT close.


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Bear
Last year
11:12 18 Aug 16

Reply #595999

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

So far it looks like a NFZ type of game, very tough inside.

No Flop Zone :)


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KET
Last year
11:21 18 Aug 16

Reply #596000

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

The refs have been obsessing about flops this Olympics


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Luuuc
Last year
11:29 18 Aug 16

Reply #596001

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Half time
Croatia 38
Serbia 32


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ME
Last year
11:45 18 Aug 16

Reply #596008

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

If we have to choose an opponent, Croatia would be the one. They run a short 8 man rotation and play their stars big minutes. They're more likely to get worn down by an Aussie full court press/trap.


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LV
Last year
11:48 18 Aug 16

Reply #596009

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Bogdanovic- a job for Damo?


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Luuuc
Last year
11:52 18 Aug 16

Reply #596010

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Oh man ... Radulica just Casey Prathered some Croatian guy...


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Luuuc
Last year
11:59 18 Aug 16

Reply #596012

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Serbia starting to pull away ...


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LC
Last year
12:08 18 Aug 16

Reply #596013

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Serbia looking stronger.

Croatia don't have the depth.

3 out of 4 semifinalists will be from Group A.


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Luuuc
Last year
12:08 18 Aug 16

Reply #596014

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Croatia 52
Serbia 66

One quarter to play. It's one way traffic now though.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:11 18 Aug 16

Reply #596015

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Is it still on 7Mate or have they moved the game?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:11 18 Aug 16

Reply #596016

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Is it still on 7Mate or have they moved the game?


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Luuuc
Last year
12:11 18 Aug 16

Reply #596017

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Moved to 7


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Luuuc
Last year
12:22 18 Aug 16

Reply #596019

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Croatia still hanging around.
Back to a 6 point game. 5:39 to play


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Luuuc
Last year
12:25 18 Aug 16

Reply #596020

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

3 point game now

Croatians with major foul trouble but hanging tough.
Both teams in the bonus.

Come on OT! ;)


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XY
Last year
12:31 18 Aug 16

Reply #596022

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Good game. I thought it was over. My feed keeps dying though.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
12:32 18 Aug 16

Reply #596023

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Anyone got a decent box score link? FIBA isnt working for me for reasons unknown


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LV
Last year
12:36 18 Aug 16

Reply #596024

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Drewy: "Please, turn it up!!". LOL


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LV
Last year
12:37 18 Aug 16

Reply #596026

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

How was Jokic' flop on the Saric push? One of the funnier things I've seen on a basketball court...


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LV
Last year
12:38 18 Aug 16

Reply #596027

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Gosh I hope Croatia gets up- the ultimate underdog story. Full of spirit


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AussiePride
Last year
12:46 18 Aug 16

Reply #596030

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Have Casey and Gaze got no idea?

Massive flop on that last play!

Inconclusive?????


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KET
Last year
12:47 18 Aug 16

Reply #596031

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Serbia win 86-83


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Anonymous
Last year
12:47 18 Aug 16

Reply #596032

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

RMQ said the same. Clueless.


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Bear
Last year
12:48 18 Aug 16

Reply #596033

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Well, here we go, let's avenge that loss by the Opals and knock the Serbs out in the semi-final!


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LV
Last year
12:49 18 Aug 16

Reply #596034

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

What a game. Croatia- close, but it wasn't to be. Serbia- a worthy opponent. Deep, tough, disciplined.

They'll be physical and try to wear Delly and Patty down.

But if Delly and Patty can keep playing like they have been, and if Baynes and Bogut can win the inside battle against Raduljica etc, then the Boomers will get this.


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Steve
Last year
12:49 18 Aug 16

Reply #596035

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Every time theres a small amount of contact anywhere on the body the head gets thrown back as if a sniper in the crowd has shot them. Both teams


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Bear
Last year
12:50 18 Aug 16

Reply #596036

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

We have the advantage inside I think, something Croatia couldn't quite get over the Serbs but something we should be able to exploit better.


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ME
Last year
12:55 18 Aug 16

Reply #596038

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

If we play anything like we have been lately we should win this semi final. I think we have too much foot speed at guard for most of their guards and too much skill and size inside. Anything can happen, they're sure to put up more of a fight than Lithuania, but I think we should go into this as favorites right now.


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Luuuc
Last year
12:59 18 Aug 16

Reply #596040

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

I don't like that they get a second crack at us.

But hopefully we smoke 'em by even more this time. And we get to see all 40 minutes of it on FTA TV.


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AngusH
Last year
14:28 18 Aug 16

Reply #596078

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Yeah, it's dangerous playing a team twice, but I was hoping for Serbia over Croatia. The way we've been playing we should be pretty heavy favourites, but there's more pressure playing for the guaranteed medal than there is playing for a quarter final knock-out, too, and I'm sure Serbia are real happy to get another crack at us.


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Dazz
Last year
16:08 19 Aug 16

Reply #596250

re: Rio QF: Croatia vs Serbia

Wouldn't want to be in Petrović's shoes after that.
From top of their pool to nix, and against Serbia no less. That's really got to burn.

On the plus side, all of Croatia will now be barracking for the Boomers. LOL


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