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Isaac
Last year

#39820

Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Boomers are $1.50 favourites. 7:30am Central, 8am Eastern. Based on their recent form, you can't miss this one!

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LC
Last year
06:41 20 Aug 16

Reply #596317

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

MASSIVE game for #AussieHoops vs Serbia this morning.


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ME
Last year
06:52 20 Aug 16

Reply #596318

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I am confident that the Boomers can do it but very, very nervous.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:17 20 Aug 16

Reply #596320

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

My thoughts exactly.
People saying "oh we beat them by 15 so this shouldn't be a problem" didn't see game 1. This team can play.
But we can also do this.
Thus: nervous af atm.


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Bear
Last year
07:30 20 Aug 16

Reply #596322

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I hope Gaze can keep it together and not get ejected by an over zealous Brazilian security mob!


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Luuuc
Last year
07:30 20 Aug 16

Reply #596323

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Here we go.

Stay out of foul trouble, Boomers.


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Hendo8888
Last year
07:32 20 Aug 16

Reply #596324

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Nervous start.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:33 20 Aug 16

Reply #596325

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Horrible start. Haven't even looked like scoring.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:33 20 Aug 16

Reply #596326

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Ugghhh, not exactly the start we wanted.

Settle and execute fellas.


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AussiePride
Last year
07:34 20 Aug 16

Reply #596327

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Feeling sick.


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Bear
Last year
07:34 20 Aug 16

Reply #596328

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Perfect start by the Serbs.

Our guys are shell shocked!


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Bear
Last year
07:37 20 Aug 16

Reply #596329

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Mills fires up and nearly four minutes, but finally a foul is called.

Ver physical and aggressive game, as expected.


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LV
Last year
07:38 20 Aug 16

Reply #596330

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Great D Serbs. Aussies challenged early for first time! Game on


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LV
Last year
07:39 20 Aug 16

Reply #596331

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

"Oh please" haha Gazey


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Hendo8888
Last year
07:39 20 Aug 16

Reply #596332

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

It's like we've saved up every bad piece of play for the tournament and decided to use it all in the first 5 minutes.


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Bear
Last year
07:43 20 Aug 16

Reply #596333

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Not one outside shot, other than that three by Mill has dropped, yet!


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Hendo8888
Last year
07:44 20 Aug 16

Reply #596334

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Not one shot at all. Inside or out.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:46 20 Aug 16

Reply #596335

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

We're kind of lucky that this hole isn't even deeper the way our offence is malfuncitoning


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Hendo8888
Last year
07:46 20 Aug 16

Reply #596336

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

We really just need to get to the foul line. Get the scoreboard ticking a bit.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:46 20 Aug 16

Reply #596337

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Get Bogut off now. His game is off and so is his effort.. Currently a liability..


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Anonymous
Last year
07:47 20 Aug 16

Reply #596338

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

wow what a shocking start


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Luuuc
Last year
07:47 20 Aug 16

Reply #596339

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

2/15 from the field, and 5 turnovers. Yikes.


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Libertine
Last year
07:48 20 Aug 16

Reply #596340

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

5-16 at quarter time. wow.

who is this team and what happened to the Boomers?


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Anonymous
Last year
07:48 20 Aug 16

Reply #596341

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Told you guys we wouldn't be able to beat Serbia twice in one tournament.


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Bear
Last year
07:49 20 Aug 16

Reply #596342

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Forget that first quarter, reminds me of the Opals at the moment, need to regroup and get back to our game.

At least Serbia have not blown us away with a 30 point quarter, still plenty of time...


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Naph
Last year
07:49 20 Aug 16

Reply #596343

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Very nervy start. Lots of shots hitting the front of the rim or missing badly.

Serbia applying some decent pressure, and have done a pretty good job of covering Patty.

I like that Ingles was taking them on and drawing some fouls.

Come on boys!


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Luuuc
Last year
07:49 20 Aug 16

Reply #596344

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Positives: no PFs to any Boomers starter

#ClutchingAtStraws


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AussiePride
Last year
07:49 20 Aug 16

Reply #596345

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

If we keep going this way we will be watching this on 7 mate in the second half.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:50 20 Aug 16

Reply #596346

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Attaboy Ryan


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Anonymous
Last year
07:51 20 Aug 16

Reply #596347

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

boomrs only scored 5 points in the 1st quarter.
Terrible.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:52 20 Aug 16

Reply #596348

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Doesn't take much to change the mood around.
Game on.


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AussiePride
Last year
07:52 20 Aug 16

Reply #596349

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Bogut!!!!


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Naph
Last year
07:52 20 Aug 16

Reply #596350

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Yeah Bogey!

Much better start to the 2nd quarter.


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LV
Last year
07:52 20 Aug 16

Reply #596351

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Serbs locked in. This is gonna take an effort to get back in front and get some momentum. Broekhoff is a good candidate to break this deadlock


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Anonymous
Last year
07:52 20 Aug 16

Reply #596352

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Well that's a little bit better


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Naph
Last year
07:55 20 Aug 16

Reply #596353

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Teodosic certainly looks up for it.


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Luuuc
Last year
07:55 20 Aug 16

Reply #596354

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Ughh ... fumbles like that are morale killers ...


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Bear
Last year
07:56 20 Aug 16

Reply #596355

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Serbia will foul all game, if officials let them play super physical without calling fouls they play well and can get up, but we just have to work through it an play smart and strong.

Problem is when the Serbs are in front their style of game, making it an arm wrestle, comes into its own.

We have to be smart!


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Hendo8888
Last year
07:57 20 Aug 16

Reply #596356

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Even the way we're playing, we've had enough open looks that we should have scored as much as they have. We just can't make a shot today.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:57 20 Aug 16

Reply #596357

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Need the euro team on. Bogut is running back in offensive rebounds. I would go delly mills broekhoff motim and anderson fair play servia for a good game plan and lemanis needs to change gis which isnsomethinng he is not good at chamging it on the fly


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Naph
Last year
08:00 20 Aug 16

Reply #596358

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Like to see us trim this down to 6 by the half.


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rusty
Last year
08:00 20 Aug 16

Reply #596359

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Were the Boomers out partying last night or something? Kind of got my hopes all up


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Hendo8888
Last year
08:03 20 Aug 16

Reply #596361

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

HIT A FUCKING SHOT!


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rusty
Last year
08:03 20 Aug 16

Reply #596362

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

How the hell did Ingles get an NBA contract?


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Anonymous
Last year
08:06 20 Aug 16

Reply #596363

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Baynes just chucking it at the rim, throwing it away and fouling...


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rusty
Last year
08:08 20 Aug 16

Reply #596364

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

What a sad sad performance


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Anonymous
Last year
08:10 20 Aug 16

Reply #596365

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

So ugly :(


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AngusH
Last year
08:10 20 Aug 16

Reply #596366

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Live by the 3, die by the 3....


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Luuuc
Last year
08:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596367

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

WTF was that, Patty?


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Hendo8888
Last year
08:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596368

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Well, 4th is pretty good I guess?


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Naph
Last year
08:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596369

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Can not throw it in the ocean.

Picking up the ball outside the 3 point line, and nobody is moving to receive the pass.

Movement has been our MO all tournament... Even if we lose this we need to get back to doing what got us here.


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rusty
Last year
08:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596370

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Patty in chucking mode


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LV
Last year
08:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596371

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Well it's all going horribly pear shaped

Serbia has done a lot of scouting! Strong D. But apart from that, they've out hustled the Boomers which is unacceptable. And Boomers have missed shots they've been hitting all tourny. Games like this do happen. Would've much rather Aussies have an off night like this in the pool stages! Not a semi!


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Luuuc
Last year
08:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596372

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

14 points in a half? Fkn REALLY????


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Another Anon
Last year
08:12 20 Aug 16

Reply #596373

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Ice Cold.


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Young Gun
Last year
08:12 20 Aug 16

Reply #596374

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

This is a disaster


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Anonymous
Last year
08:12 20 Aug 16

Reply #596375

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

down by 21 . game over


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Libertine
Last year
08:13 20 Aug 16

Reply #596376

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

bad or contested shot after shot. offence is torn to pieces. this is horrible.

14-35 at HT. wtf am i watching.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:13 20 Aug 16

Reply #596377

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Why arent we going inside like all tournament, suddenly seems like all we want to do is jack 3's


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Luuuc
Last year
08:13 20 Aug 16

Reply #596378

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Did the Boomers watch the Opals-Serbia game for inspiration? Because our energy/intensity levels are sadly Opals-like today.


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koberulz
Last year
08:13 20 Aug 16

Reply #596379

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Fourth it is.


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rusty
Last year
08:14 20 Aug 16

Reply #596380

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Chokers


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Anonymous
Last year
08:15 20 Aug 16

Reply #596381

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

what a crap percormance by the boomers so far


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AussiePride
Last year
08:15 20 Aug 16

Reply #596382

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Newley would get us out of this!


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Anonymous
Last year
08:15 20 Aug 16

Reply #596383

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Not sure why people think lemanis is a good coach.

Win a few games and his great, lose a few and he sucks.


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FreeThrows
Last year
08:16 20 Aug 16

Reply #596384

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Boomers can't get inside. Great D from Serbia and Aussies are not physical enough to push into the paint. Don't know if I can watch the second half.


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Zodiac
Last year
08:16 20 Aug 16

Reply #596385

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

This game is done, start the man management for the bronze medal game. I just hope we give a good account of ourselves against Spain.


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Mick
Last year
08:16 20 Aug 16

Reply #596386

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Lemanis throwing out some bad lineups trying to get something to stick. Small ball with Anderson at the five is just dumb dumb dumb. When stuff breaks down like this you need dribble penetration from guards and its the one thing we arent great at. You cant come back from scoring 14 points in a half.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:16 20 Aug 16

Reply #596387

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Not what I was hoping for but won't jump on the negative comment bandwagon


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Anonymous
Last year
08:17 20 Aug 16

Reply #596388

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

It all started in the first 5 minutes when lemanis failed to recognise bogutnis not up to it this game and neither is baynes with the speed of the game. He has a team of successful stretch Euro players at his disposal and he goes goulding !!!!!!!! Now all us who do not rate lemanos can say told you so. And they won't take out spain. Jacking up outside shots instead of driving inside forcing the foul pressure and plugging away at it is a bad bad plan from a coach who does not understand the euro game. Infuriating to watch. And gaze.. Bogut does 1 thing and you go off but will not call him in the lack of effort on d and rebounds. Startruck coach and comentator. Nba players have bad days, it is okay to ball them out coaches and okay to sit them down. Truning off now as i have no faith in the coaches ability to change it up


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Anonymous
Last year
08:18 20 Aug 16

Reply #596389

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Expecting a sack Lemanis thread to start soon


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Anonymous
Last year
08:19 20 Aug 16

Reply #596390

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Australia setting new records for suckiness in this game.

What a bloody disgrace!

Gold medal my fat arse.


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Bear
Last year
08:19 20 Aug 16

Reply #596391

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Strap yourselves in, we are either about to see our worst ever Boomers performance or the biggest and best come back in Boomers history!


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Benno
Last year
08:21 20 Aug 16

Reply #596392

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

lets try cut it to 10 before the 4th! Drive the fucking lane stop setting for shit 3's, now would be a good time for broekhoff to step up


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AussiePride
Last year
08:21 20 Aug 16

Reply #596393

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

We need a massive natural disaster in the next few minutes to take the focus off this.

Anyone heard any Tsunami warnings?


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rjd
Last year
08:23 20 Aug 16

Reply #596394

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Starting 5 choking with 5/22 shooting. Serb defense is super-physical. Hand-checking seems totally fine.


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Hendo8888
Last year
08:24 20 Aug 16

Reply #596396

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Lemanis isn't the one completely shitting the bed. This is on the players.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:24 20 Aug 16

Reply #596397

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Exum, Simmons, maker would have kicked
these Serbians' arsess.


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AngusH
Last year
08:26 20 Aug 16

Reply #596398

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

To try find a positive... I guess it's good to only be down by 21 when you score 14 in a half?


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FreeThrows
Last year
08:27 20 Aug 16

Reply #596399

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Better movement off the ball creates passing lanes, opening up the paint for penetration or passes inside.


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D4444
Last year
08:28 20 Aug 16

Reply #596400

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Lemanis' body language says it all. How can we beat Spain?


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Anonymous
Last year
08:34 20 Aug 16

Reply #596401

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

RIP the dream


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AngusH
Last year
08:37 20 Aug 16

Reply #596402

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I think all Motum is going to provide is a negative on defense and the rebound count.


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Luuuc
Last year
08:40 20 Aug 16

Reply #596403

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Pack of Wolves my arse


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Hendo8888
Last year
08:40 20 Aug 16

Reply #596404

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Still waiting for us to catch up to the point per minute mark.


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Bear
Last year
08:41 20 Aug 16

Reply #596405

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Just an off night?

Not sure what went wrong in this one, sadly Serbia just need to match us from here and win comfortably.

We just can't hit water, if we jumped out of a boat in this one!

USA Gold, easily...


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Luuuc
Last year
08:42 20 Aug 16

Reply #596406

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Spain must be shaking in their boots watching this one


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FreeThrows
Last year
08:42 20 Aug 16

Reply #596407

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Serbia takes over Lithuania's role as Australia's heart breakers.


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rusty
Last year
08:43 20 Aug 16

Reply #596409

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

ingles still sucking majorly from 3 point


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AngusH
Last year
08:43 20 Aug 16

Reply #596410

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

We just looked rattled from the opening tip, weren't really executing, and missed open looks. One of those nights I think, which is a bit of a shame at this stage of the tourney.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:46 20 Aug 16

Reply #596411

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

It seems asthough going to the olympics with mobile forwards over traditional centres would be the better option.


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Ricey
Last year
08:46 20 Aug 16

Reply #596412

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Is Joyce coaching the boomers tonight?


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rjd
Last year
08:47 20 Aug 16

Reply #596413

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Deja vu, being totally burnt by a Euro superstar in a semi.


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LV
Last year
08:48 20 Aug 16

Reply #596414

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Teodosic having a night out. While Patty can't buy a bucket despite some good looks. It happens.... Tough one Boomers. Time to regroup


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Anonymous
Last year
08:49 20 Aug 16

Reply #596415

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

At least we are moving up the rankings in the men's.
Exact opposite for the women's.


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Luuuc
Last year
08:49 20 Aug 16

Reply #596416

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Silver lining: $2.65


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Mick
Last year
08:50 20 Aug 16

Reply #596417

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Serbia made us go small and we haven't gone small all tourney, and Lemanis is throwing out the wrong small lineups. Why havent we seen the starters with Broekhoff in for Baynes? Or Anderson in for Baynes?

The players didnt show up to play abd Lemanis is making poor decisions. Combine that with a bad shooting night and you dont stand a chance.


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Speed44
Last year
08:51 20 Aug 16

Reply #596418

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Oh god, my pessimistic brother was right. Imagine what the non-basketball-loving Aussie public will be thinking.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:52 20 Aug 16

Reply #596419

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Before the tournament how many people had Boomers in final four?


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rjd
Last year
08:53 20 Aug 16

Reply #596420

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Time to give up and prepare for the bronze medal game if we are going to just randomly test out junk combinations.


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AussiePride
Last year
08:53 20 Aug 16

Reply #596421

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Has Teodosic ever smiled in his life?


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Luuuc
Last year
08:53 20 Aug 16

Reply #596422

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Yes, no starters on the floor this quarter please.


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Bear
Last year
08:54 20 Aug 16

Reply #596423

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Is a chance at Bronze considered a failure for the Boomers?

I know this is a huge opportunity lost, not so much the resul, but the way we have played is not inspiring, just asking if we medal from here is it still a failure at the Olympics...


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Anonymous
Last year
08:54 20 Aug 16

Reply #596424

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

disgraceful performance by boomers, down by 28 points.
I have had enough and is going to turn off the tv.


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Jick
Last year
08:54 20 Aug 16

Reply #596425

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I focus on the pain, the only thing that's real


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Hoopie
Last year
08:54 20 Aug 16

Reply #596426

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Even though the guys are shocked by the defense of a very strong Serbian team, I still love the way they played up to now and would like the coaches to continue.

We had more than enough good looks from the start but just didn't make the shots this time.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:54 20 Aug 16

Reply #596427

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Serbia beat both our teams and too make it worse only have 1/3 the population.


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Mick
Last year
08:54 20 Aug 16

Reply #596428

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

And for all the comedians: this is exactly the specific situation I was talking about needing another big wing like Newley for to provide lineup flexibility when teams make us go small. You need big wings to go small properly.


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samehere
Last year
08:55 20 Aug 16

Reply #596429

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

boomers using the opals play book.


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Young Gun
Last year
08:55 20 Aug 16

Reply #596430

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I wonder how much we're at a disadvantage by not having EuroBasket. The Serbs can play against quality competition every other year


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rusty
Last year
08:56 20 Aug 16

Reply #596431

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

We were good in the group games but when the pressure went up we couldnt handle the pressure. Unlike the Serbs in both womens and mens they handled the pressure when it counted, and stayed mentally strong whereas unfortunately we crumbled mentally under fhe pressure and our mental frailities were exposed.

We might do better in the bronze medal game game because there will be less pressure therefore less likelihood of the guys crumbling mentallty


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Manoftheworld
Last year
08:58 20 Aug 16

Reply #596432

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Exum, Simmons, Maker would have kicked Serbia's arse. Who is the idiot thinking this. They are boys still, good but in the big world they are still in nappies. They need time to mature. Maybe in 4 years time


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Anonymous
Last year
08:58 20 Aug 16

Reply #596433

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Who will be the centres in 2020?

No bogut, baynes or Anderson.


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AngusH
Last year
08:59 20 Aug 16

Reply #596434

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Bogut has looked so good physically until this game which has really hit us today I think, too.


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AngusH
Last year
08:59 20 Aug 16

Reply #596435

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

In 2020, who knows. Baynes might still be kicking around.


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Zodiac
Last year
09:00 20 Aug 16

Reply #596436

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

No winning a medal would not be a failure as we've never done it before. We needed to win this game to get a medal though, we're not going to beat USA or Spain in the bronze game so this was always our grand final.

Full credit Serbia's defence absolutely destroyed us in the first half and then combine that with some sphincter tightening by us and we're going to finish 4th again.


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AussiePride
Last year
09:02 20 Aug 16

Reply #596437

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Will be disappointed if Serbia don't give the USA a decent game.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:02 20 Aug 16

Reply #596438

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Baynes could still be around in 2020.
As to who will be our centres then I'm thinking Isaac Humphries


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rjd
Last year
09:02 20 Aug 16

Reply #596439

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Yeah, Eurobasket gives the Euro teams practice in high pressure elimination games, with plenty of quality opponents.

The new qualification system won't help the Aussies much either, as it is basically a pool-based qualification system. Can we do a Eurovision and ask to compete against the Euros?


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Luuuc
Last year
09:02 20 Aug 16

Reply #596440

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Mavs fans suddenly not quite so excited anymore


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Speed44
Last year
09:03 20 Aug 16

Reply #596441

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

D-E-P-R-E-S-S-I-N-G


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Anonymous
Last year
09:04 20 Aug 16

Reply #596442

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Not many choices at centre bar young...

7'0 Humphries
6'11 Froling
6'11 Landale
6'10 Mathiang


Old Baynes and ogilvy maybe.


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Mick
Last year
09:04 20 Aug 16

Reply #596443

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Pick and roll defense. Damn it was bad.


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Zodiac
Last year
09:06 20 Aug 16

Reply #596444

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

The disappointing part is of the other three SF teams we drew Serbia who are comfortably the worst of the three so we had a spot in the gold medal game and guaranteed silver for the taking.

Now we're going to miss out on a medal again, that's what hurts it was all set up for us.


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Jick
Last year
09:06 20 Aug 16

Reply #596445

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything


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Bear
Last year
09:07 20 Aug 16

Reply #596447

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I am not going to write us off for that Bronze just yet, this hurts, sure but we can regroup and can take it to anyone on our night.

This just hasn't been our night.

The point made about mental toughness and how the Boomers and Opals approached these bad losses is a valid one...


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AngusH
Last year
09:07 20 Aug 16

Reply #596448

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Spain are beatable, just depends how we come out after a game like this.


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joshuapending
Last year
09:09 20 Aug 16

Reply #596449

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

When is the bronze game, is it before the gold game?


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Manoftheworld
Last year
09:09 20 Aug 16

Reply #596450

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Well said Andrew gaze. This is not the time to be critical. We all wanted this badly and are probably not dealing with the result well, but it's about learning and building.


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Luuuc
Last year
09:10 20 Aug 16

Reply #596451

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Bronze 00:30
Gold 04:45


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joshuapending
Last year
09:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596452

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

You would assume we will shoot better than this game, it's almost impossible to have two games back to back shooting as bad as we have.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:12 20 Aug 16

Reply #596453

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Bronze medal game is 12:30am AEST, 12:00am SA/WA, 10:30pm WA on Sunday Night/Monday Morning


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7 time champs
Last year
09:13 20 Aug 16

Reply #596454

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

When they win a semi final at an Olympics, then can we start saying best team ever. European teams are elite.

Overall all, was awesome to see them play the way they did. No need to get carried away, every team has an off night and for it happened to be tonight was the unfortunate part.

Great campaign by the boomers.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:14 20 Aug 16

Reply #596455

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

No rebouding, no intensity, no penetrating dribbles, too many turnovers, can not hit open shots, the boomers deserved to lose this game !


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AngusH
Last year
09:14 20 Aug 16

Reply #596456

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Would be nice having some bigs with touch like Jokic.


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LV
Last year
09:14 20 Aug 16

Reply #596457

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Spot on Mick. Newley is the type of player Australia missed today.


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Zodiac
Last year
09:14 20 Aug 16

Reply #596459

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I'm sure we will be better next game however 4th for us ties our best ever finish at an Olympics, 4th for Spain would be humiliating for them.


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Naph
Last year
09:15 20 Aug 16

Reply #596460

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

As disappointing as this is, a bronze medal game against Spain is still a huge opportunity to do something the Boomers have never done.


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Bear
Last year
09:15 20 Aug 16

Reply #596461

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Don't forget Bairstow, bigger loss than expected in this one and he is young still...


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Luuuc
Last year
09:16 20 Aug 16

Reply #596462

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

3/30 now from outside the arc. Unusual to still be this cold once the game is dead and pressure gone.


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AussiePride
Last year
09:17 20 Aug 16

Reply #596463

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Get 60


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Anonymous
Last year
09:19 20 Aug 16

Reply #596464

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

The way we are playing, a major US college team would have beaten the boomers tonight.


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AussiePride
Last year
09:20 20 Aug 16

Reply #596467

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Positives?

47 in the second half.

Motum played hard at the end.

Most of the finals have been blowouts.


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paul
Last year
09:21 20 Aug 16

Reply #596468

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Two points to make from this one - we should have picked Brad Newley and Serbia obviously just had more individual talent than us. ;-)

Bring on Spain, we'll really see what this Boomers team is made of now.


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AussiePride
Last year
09:23 20 Aug 16

Reply #596469

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I don't think we can beat Spain but if nothing else we still do have an opportunity to finish the tournament well.


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rjd
Last year
09:25 20 Aug 16

Reply #596470

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Credit to Bairstow though: he had the best +/- on the team tonight.


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Bear
Last year
09:25 20 Aug 16

Reply #596472

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Some people are forgetting, or perhaps unaware how good at basketball a nation such as Serbia is. They are extremely good at sport, especially the European and world sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball and many others.

I am as shattered as any Aussie out there, but never doubt how good the team we just played in on the international stage, not for one minute.

Basketball is almost their national game, it isn't ours, we will have to wait for cricket to become an Olympic sport for that to become reality...

#goforbronze


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Anonymous
Last year
09:26 20 Aug 16

Reply #596473

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

the game was basically over after only 2 quarters, terrible terrible terrible performance by the boomers


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BigAds
Last year
09:28 20 Aug 16

Reply #596475

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

It is moments like this that begs the question: Does the geographical isolation of Australia and New Zealand from Europe deny both national teams the opportunity to ever be "powerhouses" in international ball at the highest level.

Talent wise the two Oceania national teams can be on par with the European teams, but does the lack of "pressure cooker" games on a more regular basis against the best Euro teams leave both programs under done when everything is on the line and individual talent isn't enough?


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AngusH
Last year
09:32 20 Aug 16

Reply #596476

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

No question. These European national teams go to war on a pretty regular basis.


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AngusH
Last year
09:33 20 Aug 16

Reply #596477

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Related, but I think they beat and lose to each other so frequently in different competitions in Europe that the loses don't have the same impact as they do on us.


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Libertine
Last year
09:33 20 Aug 16

Reply #596478

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

chalk that one up to a poor performance. in an 8 game competition, you're always going to have at least one 'off' game. it's just a shame ours happened in the semi finals.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:34 20 Aug 16

Reply #596479

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Very very disappointing from the team. Says something when both our womens and mens lost to Serbia!

The moment we were 8 points behind in the 1st Qtr was end game for us, they never looked like they were going to win.

Serbia defence way too good.

Our shooting was awful.

Turnovers way too many. The smooth passing was not there today.

Need to regroup for the Bronze medal game, still think we can do it.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:36 20 Aug 16

Reply #596480

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

A change of personnel ~ new players and coach, is needed after this Olympics.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:39 20 Aug 16

Reply #596481

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Where is "ME"


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Perth fan
Last year
09:39 20 Aug 16

Reply #596482

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Brilliant game by Serbia. We got beaten by our poor execution in the first half. Spain will be tough but I'm certainly believing in the guys to get that medal. They have had a great Olympic campaign (apart from today) and deserve our faith.
Rest up, regroup and still believe.


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koberulz
Last year
09:41 20 Aug 16

Reply #596483

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

the game was basically over after only 2 quarters
It was basically over after two minutes. Serbia got out 8-0 and I don't think the margin ever got lower than that.


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Speed44
Last year
09:47 20 Aug 16

Reply #596485

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

It's amazing how one result can sap your confidence. After hearing the players talk after the Litho game, I got caught up in their confidence when beforehand, I still had some small doubts thanks to previous campaigns. Then this happens, and I lose my sh*t. Can we even beat Spain?

C'mon all you positive people, help me out here, give me some hope again!


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LV
Last year
09:55 20 Aug 16

Reply #596490

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia


- Serbia scouted Boomers really well, played strong D and executed their plan.

- Boomers could not buy a basket. It happens.


In terms of line up balance, our one major weakness was obvious today. Aussies lack a go to scorer other than Mills. It was always the one weakness in our line up but our deft passing, brilliant cutting and accurate jump shooting masked the problem until today. Serbia turned up the heat, shut down our offense, nothing was working and we didn't have anyone who could individually break the deadlock.

Ideally we'd have a wing player in the Ginobili type mold. Creative, with genuine flair and tough to lock down one on one. Or even a pure scorer like a Goulding but with a bit more consistency. Ingles is solid all round but bit unexplosive these days, and Broekhoff is a sniper. We need one on one go to scorer or creator with flair.

Still, I guess you don't have what you don't have.

Boomers need to regroup, relax, and give Spain a red hot crack. Spain has more weapons than Serbia but we need to do a Serbia on them- hard nosed D, push them out of their comfort zone.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:55 20 Aug 16

Reply #596491

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

European teams play tournaments that mean something to qualify to the Olympics and World Cup and play multiple teams, compare this to the system Australia use where we play New Zealand twice and half the time these games are meaningless as there are 2 slots available to Oceania. Well this changes next year where we have to qualify through Asia, this isn't as tough as Europe but it's better than the current set up.


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twenty four
Last year
10:04 20 Aug 16

Reply #596496

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Well that was shit. Pretty much got every weakness of ours exposed and didn't have anything to counter with. Apparently the key to completely shutting us down is just playing proper D (and letting Ingles shoot). Go figure...

Good to see the coaching staff were prepared for a team not willing to let us do everything we wanted.

We'll be fine against Spain though. It's not like they have an elite on-ball defender at the point to stop Delly or bigs who can score from all over the court or wings who can actually contribute. Right?

Also, if Kevin Lisch could show us this supposed international level offensive game that he possesses, that would be nice.

Bronze is looking like it'll take a miracle.


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Speed44
Last year
10:09 20 Aug 16

Reply #596497

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

^This. Spain held the USA to 82 points today. That screams defence. I think we are medal-less once again. I hope I'm proved VERY wrong.


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PlaymakerMo
Last year
10:10 20 Aug 16

Reply #596498

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Summed it up pretty well, LV. I've found myself so used to our three pointers dropping I was shocked when they weren't today - just when we needed them, no less.

Bogut was clearly hampered by his knee as well, which hurt our ability to guard the pick and roll. Throw in an elite game from Teodosic and it was always going to be a tough ask even if things went our way.

A bitterly disappointing result, but this happens in sport.

If we can bring a competitive performance against Spain I'll still be very pleased and very proud of our team.


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These pretzels
Last year
10:20 20 Aug 16

Reply #596502

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Comprehensively outplayed and outcoached in every department unfortunately.

Serbia looked like they came to win s medal; we looked like we turned up to collect one.

I don't think we saw a lot of the real Serbs in the pool game - did Teodosic even start ?

Defensively they took us out of everything we do and we had nothing up our sleeve.

Execution under pressure. I fear we might lack in this dept but hopefully we can do enough v Spain.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:25 20 Aug 16

Reply #596503

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

At worst we will equal our best performance (4th) or still get our first ever medal


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AussiePride
Last year
11:04 20 Aug 16

Reply #596505

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I take full responsibility for this. I just to go back over the last 24 hours of my life to see where I jinxed us!


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rusty
Last year
11:24 20 Aug 16

Reply #596506

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

That was an absolutely shocking miserable performances from the Boomers. We didnt even play that we just had the shakes when shooting.

Mills 1/9 from 3
Ingles 1/4
Delly 0/2
Broekhoff 1/6

4/31 (12.9%)

We cant blame this sad performance solely on Serbias defence, we had plenty of looks but just stunk it up from 3

We simply choked.


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Very Old
Last year
11:58 20 Aug 16

Reply #596509

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

BEAR

In Serbia Basketball IS their national game. Its bigger than the all blacks in NZ.

The national coaching director of the old Serbia/Montenegro was once asked by an Australian coach "How do you ensure you don't lose junior players to other sports ?" and the poor bloke literally did not understand the question ( his English was absolutely perfect BTW).

The concept of any Serbian not wanting to play basketball for their country just did not compute.

that's still no justification for losing or not having another crack.

Lets hope the next game is more of a contest.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:10 20 Aug 16

Reply #596510

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

No post game, too many forced shots which were not needed, too many turnovers, poor screen/roll defense.

Totally out scouted !!


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ME
Last year
12:11 20 Aug 16

Reply #596511

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

"Where is 'Me'"

Well, I am here.

I think it's important that we don't throw the baby out with the bath water on this one. As has been said, every team has a terrible game and it just so happened to be at the worst possible time.

Spain might be a great team but their overall results have been pretty similar to ours if you compare group play, what they did with France, etc. The key is whether or not the Boomers can fight back from this kind of adversity, put their game faces on and actually scrap their way to a win. It is possible, but not entirely likely.

Either way, it is unfair to judge their entire Olympic performance on this one game. Serbia did a great job exposing Australia's weaknesses and hopefully they find ways to execute solutions for the game against Spain. All is not lost - yet.

Against Spain we will need to rotate bodies earlier than we did in this game and keep up the intensity. I am worried that Bogut might not be in great shape at this point but I still give us a chance at bronze at this stage.


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Bear
Last year
12:28 20 Aug 16

Reply #596516

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

@Very Old,

Nice story, yes it is a different world over there isn't it?

We are so far removed from the rest of the world in many areas, however as a Nation we and the Serbs punch above our weight IMHO, especially when it comes to sport.

By the way, 'Chess' is actually number one, whether that is recognised as a sport to a game is also debatable...

:)


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BigAds
Last year
12:34 20 Aug 16

Reply #596517

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

It is moments like this that begs the question: Does the geographical isolation of Australia and New Zealand from Europe deny both national teams the opportunity to ever be "powerhouses" in international ball at the highest level.

Talent wise the two Oceania national teams can be on par with the European teams, but does the lack of "pressure cooker" games on a more regular basis against the best Euro teams leave both programs under done when everything is on the line and individual talent isn't enough?


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BigAds
Last year
12:36 20 Aug 16

Reply #596518

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Sorry for these repeat posts. Glitch with my mobile


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ME
Last year
12:59 20 Aug 16

Reply #596521

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Euro teams have had similar capitulations in similar events. It would be nice to have more elite level competition but I don't chalk that up as the reason we lost today.

We will have more competition due to moving into FIBA Asia, but the problem is those tournaments will be played during the NBA season, so we wont have our best players. And also, it's Asia. I mean, we're basically just adding China and Philippines to the mix of teams we should beat.


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rusty
Last year
13:23 20 Aug 16

Reply #596526

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Although Patty shot poorly we really needed someone else to step up in his absence. Sadly Jingles, Delly and Broekhoff all stunk it up from 3, and we werent going to beat Serbia in the paint.I dont know what happened to Broekhoff, he shoots 40%+ at club level but looks very average for the Boomers.

Newley should have been selected. Lisch is very average player, why does it take a tournament like the Olympics to expose his lack of ability at international level. NBL journeyman arent good enough. He looked overawed anyway, almost like he felt he had imposter syndrome and didnt belong. Neither he or Martyn shouldve played big minutes in the semi, neither is up to standard, meanwhile a gun like Newley sits at home.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:31 20 Aug 16

Reply #596527

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Meanwhile they got to the semi's without Newley!!! Brilliant logic


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ME
Last year
13:32 20 Aug 16

Reply #596528

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Meanwhile, Damian Martin absolutely hounded Kalneitus.

It is a little bit unfair to be finding all these faults with players after one poor game when they've been borderline brilliant for the other 6.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:35 20 Aug 16

Reply #596529

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I feel like people judge Lisch and Martin too harshly just because they play in the NBL.


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Duncan
Last year
16:25 20 Aug 16

Reply #596547

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I was waiting for a ´we needed Newley´ comment lol, don´t get me wrong I was fuming but some of the overreactions like another thread of ´we need to produce better ball handlers´ are hilarious, our ball handlers were ok in other games.

I want to say Lemanis has done a fantastic job and I think next to no responsibility for this loss falls on him, unless you hold him accountable for preparing the boys mentally. The guys played tight, were easily rattled and by the second quarter Lemanis had to try something, thus shaking things up, subbing in Goulding etc. However, basically the only decision I have strongly disagreed with all tournament was using Lisch in the first quarter not Martin. So, you wanted Martin to hound Kalneitis, but not the elite pg in the competition in Teodosic? I find this staggering, and although he is a quality player the way we guarded him was just shocking.

I don´t want to join the overreaction club, but after incredible tournaments what Delly and Bogut dished up in a semi final was horrible. As very proud and competitive guys I really hope (although I have little confidence against Spain) they come out and set the tone in the bronze game.

It´s a real shame how quickly things can come tumbling down. I read in a thread earlier how great the Boomers performance could be for the NBL. The great early wins, the near upset of the USA, the smashing of Lithuania, it created such a vibe that this semi final v Serbia would have had more borderline/non-basketball fans tuning in than ever.... then we dished up that. Sadly, very sadly, not a great promotion of what the Australian game has to offer in front of such a big audience.

I think we finish 4th, but keep Lemanis for the overall great job he has done structurally and if hypothetically you can provide him Simmons, Exum and Maker we can be formidable.

Oh finally as a P.s, a big ´were you f***ing joking´ to anyone on this thread who said ¨We have already beaten them, we should take care of business.¨ It was Serbia!!! A consistent basketball powerhouse. Now noone saw that performance coming, but it was always going to be tough to knock them over twice. I highly doubt it, but if someone any of the player shared your mentality then the attitude is even more disappointing than the performance.


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PyroCross
Last year
16:34 20 Aug 16

Reply #596548

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

Serbia scouted very, very well and their defense reflected it. Marking Bogut above the 3pt line to stop ball movement? Putting taller guards on Patty to force him to constantly move and never get open? To force the ball to the hands of Broekhoff and Ingles? Serbia planned for the drive/motion game of Australia and succeeded. For Australia to not shoot a foul shot in the first half, to see only one Mills cut for layup in the first.. That was something.

This was a game of missed shots though - there was too many open jumpers missed by Australia. Many of the early 1Q shots were good looks. Boomers missed Bairstow when Bogut looked ineffective.

All that being said - if you told many Boomers fans at the start of the tournament they would win bronze, what would they say to that? All is not exactly lost yet. Silver, bronze, either way its a medal that will be long celebrated in Australian basketball history.. I don't think we can count them out yet, especially with the Spanish guards.

Especially when as a Tall Blacks fan, we looked decent in our 2002 World Champs semifinal vs Yugoslavia..


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Duncan
Last year
16:50 20 Aug 16

Reply #596550

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

¨Especially with the Spanish guards¨.. you mean this as a weakness? Yes, Mills and Delly being guarded all night by Rubio, Rodriguez and Llull should make it a walk in the park..


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Thunder Jam
Last year
17:15 20 Aug 16

Reply #596551

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

We are the 11th ranked nation who over achieved to even get to the last 4.
End of story!


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AussiePride
Last year
18:24 20 Aug 16

Reply #596553

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I have 3 words for you "One Bad Game"

Apart from today this is our best performance ever. It is just a massive kick in the guts to have played this way in the semi final with the opportunity it provided.

My emotions are now all over the shop, my confidence has been shattered and all I can say is " I picked a very bad week to give up alcohol!!"


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koberulz
Last year
20:07 20 Aug 16

Reply #596568

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

It´s a real shame how quickly things can come tumbling down. I read in a thread earlier how great the Boomers performance could be for the NBL. The great early wins, the near upset of the USA, the smashing of Lithuania, it created such a vibe that this semi final v Serbia would have had more borderline/non-basketball fans tuning in than ever.... then we dished up that. Sadly, very sadly, not a great promotion of what the Australian game has to offer in front of such a big audience.
Yep, any gains with the general public were more than given back today.

Playing for gold or playing against the US was a chance to bring them back, but I think only the basketball fans are going to watch a bronze-medal game against Spain.

We are the 11th ranked nation who over achieved to even get to the last 4.
This is a rubbish argument. This team isn't ranked 11th, the teams Australia has fielded in previous tournaments are collectively ranked 11th.


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ME
Last year
20:20 20 Aug 16

Reply #596571

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

"This is a rubbish argument. This team isn't ranked 11th, the teams Australia has fielded in previous tournaments are collectively ranked 11th."

Great point. 16 years of being completely average and unremarkable has led to our ranking at 11. It certainly isn't this particular team or they would be ranked 4th or thereabouts.

"Yep, any gains with the general public were more than given back today.

Playing for gold or playing against the US was a chance to bring them back, but I think only the basketball fans are going to watch a bronze-medal game against Spain."

I don't know if that is entirely true. I am sure there are many people who caught the good games who remain reasonably impressed by the Boomers. As for the Bronze game, if they happen to win the game there will be some news clips and people will be somewhat receptive to it I am sure.

As for being the darlings of sport, I find it amazing that the soccerroos almost beat good teams and they are wonderful, but the Boomers routinely beat good teams and slip up once to a good team in a short tournament and suddenly they're a national shame of some sort. To be fair this has been an excellent campaign and if the Boomers bounce back (somehow) tomorrow, it will finish of being our most successful campaign ever by a fair margin.


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koberulz
Last year
20:33 20 Aug 16

Reply #596575

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

I wouldn't say that. Second-biggest semi final loss ever, equal-best pool result.

If they get beat by more than ten tomorrow we can officially shelve the 'best Boomers team ever' talk.


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These pretzels
Last year
20:40 20 Aug 16

Reply #596577

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

The sense of disappointment and let down has been exaggerated because of the unfortunate 'we are here to win gold' mantra and hyperbole that's been propagated around this team over the past week.

We were always going to have to (and still do) beat a top 4 team in a game that counts to win a medal.


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koberulz
Last year
20:41 20 Aug 16

Reply #596578

re: Rio SF: Boomers vs Serbia

And if we hadn't played so poorly today we could have won. That wasn't an unrealistic expectation.

I like our chances of beating the US better than our chances of beating Spain; bronze is actually the hardest medal to win.


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