Anonymous
Two years ago

2017 FIBA Asia Cup - 08/08 Australia vs. Japan

Well here it is - the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup opener!

Boxscore: http://www.fiba.com/asiacup/2017/0808/Japan-Australia

Odds are: Australia $1.05 Japan $8.50

I don't know much about Japan - hopefully they don't replicate what their women's team did - in the Final against the Opals a player with an awful stroke goes 7/11 from three :x I imagine they'll be jacking it up against us in true mosquito fleet fashion.

This is our "toughest" test in the preliminary round as the next two are Hong Kong & Taiwan.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Game is live on Fox Sports More & livebasketball.tv

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Aussie  
Two years ago

Fox Sports More is Channel 507 for those that didn't know

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ME  
Two years ago

Japan won't stand much of a chance to win but they'll probably make things interesting for a few quarters. They have some guys with US college experience and their point guard is from the D League, so they won't be quite as laughable as everyone else. Also they've been together for a while. Having said that, Australia by 20 as they find their feet together.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Game is live on Fox Sports More & livebasketball.tv


and before anyone complains please read this.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Japans men's team look pretty weak for this tournament but they have a bright future.
lots of talented young blokes coming through for them.

I think they'll be a top 3 team in Asia in a few years.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They're japs not blokes :P

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Curtley  
Two years ago

If this is accurate their starting centre is 6ft 6.

http://www.asia-basket.com/Japan/basketball-National-Team.asp

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why guess with an outdated website?

The OP included the boxscore link - all their players and heights are listed on it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

#8 Atsuya OTA C 206 / 6'9"
#10 Kosuke TAKEUCHI C 206 / 6'9"

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So the foxtel now free trial or the livebasketball.tv for 10$ is the best options to watch?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

In what terms? Best in terms of ease is Foxtel. Just turn on the remote control.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If you aren't already a foxtel subscriber. Not worth me paying a monthly subscription to watch a couple games. I don't watch TV otherwise.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Well in that case I guess free trial since it sounds free. and free is cheaper than $10.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

http://www.fiba.com/asiacup/2017/Japan#|tab=roster

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It's on the original boxscore link.

Japan
Players Position Height
#0 Ryoma HASHIMOTO PG 178 / 5'10"
#2 Yuki TOGASHI PG 167 / 5'6"
#6 Makoto HIEJIMA PG 190 / 6'3"
#7 Ryusei SHINOYAMA PG 178 / 5'10"
#8 Atsuya OTA C 206 / 6'9"
#10 Kosuke TAKEUCHI C 206 / 6'9"
#18 Yudai BABA SG 195 / 6'5"
#24 Daiki TANAKA SG 192 / 6'4"
#25 Takatoshi FURUKAWA SG 190 / 6'3"
#34 Ryumo ONO SF 197 / 6'6"
#35 Ira BROWN PF 193 / 6'4"
#88 Tenketsu HARIMOTO SF 197 / 6'6"

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

should have taken some of there youth.

Hachimura and watanabe

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

David Andersen is licking his lips.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

togashi has played summer league a couple of times I believe.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt* what's that sound? mosquitos!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Excited about this young kid who goes to NBA global academy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aryC5A34vUA

Japan's Wigness.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

togashi has played summer league a couple of times I believe.


He must be able to play at just 5'6" if he played SL with the Mavs and even got a training camp invite from them.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Ben Hunt says Hi

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

There is an entree - a sloppy but nevertheless - the NZ game.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

a sloppy one*

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Kazakhstan paying 6/1 against the Tall Blacks junior team.. worth a punt!?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No, unless you like donating to bookmakers.

Guys all these teams are trash!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Actually you can bet through me. Happy to take your Kazakhstan bet ;)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wasn't Bose from Kings setting himself up in Kazakhstan at both club and national team level, even changing his name? Even got a wife there.

Now he is completely gone from there and returned with a whimper to Aus. They must have turfed him. Going by the result vs NZ youth they need him so he probably got dumped for insulting the dictator or something non basketball related.

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paul  
Two years ago

He was only the third best small forward in all of Kazakhstan.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Was his sister number four prostitute? Very niiiice.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Gold Jerry gold!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Thanks paul - so the switcheroo was a fail.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Maybe he rocked a mankini as he thought that was the thing to do.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

We look like Lithuania lol

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why are we jacking up threes. Lazy lazy lazy offence.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Go Japan (Aussie sucks)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Is this being played in the Christian part of Beirut? Otherwise Hezbollah threat :s

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The women are showing skin so it is in the north, Christian part.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

how bad and boring are the commentators I can't stand the English one!
get a bigger crowd to a mini ball game

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The commentators are indeed awful. Please stop trying to pretend to know anything about, well, anything.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

*yawn* Too easy.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Plenty of seats still available... if you're just driving around.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Where is everyone? Where is your national pride?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

After I think the third timeout, where you could clearly hear on all three occassions that the Argentine head coach of Japan was talking to the players in English, with a Japanese translator beside him, one of the commentators asks the other:

"Don't you think most of the Japanese would know English?... maybe the translator is there because the coach is speaking in Spanish... Argentinian Spanish."

Send this bozo home.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

http://www.fiba.com/ls/#8110&13465-D-1

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The commentators started wondering where in Australia our home World Cup qualfiers will be played (not annoucned yet BA get your act together!). Of all the NBL teams to mention the American clown says this:

"Are the Crocs going to [host]? Townsville?"

Oh my.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Kay is down. I wonder if he's okay?"

*facepalm* :x

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They worked it out

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Duncan  
Two years ago

After watching this game, even though I never do this sort of thing I thought I would give my thoughts. Obviously can´t take into account the opposition and we need to set our own standards...

Gliddon - 9
Outstanding, shot the ball well and controlled the team. We looked a bit rattled when he was off the floor.

Cadee - 8
Got good looks, knocked it down and was a scoring threat but still had some typical Cadee out of control moments

Kickert - 5
Hit some shots late and was aggressive but missed easy ones, often the ball froze with him and was beaten defensively.

Hodgson - 8
Could be a 9, dominated but was a man against boys. Was strong inside and our best interior presence.

Creek - 5
Scored a bit late when the game was done. Needs to stick to what he does best, particularly run the lanes. In the half court took poor options and was flustered handling the ball at the 3.

McCarron - 9
Couldn´t decide on 8 or 9 but was outstanding. Stuck to what he does best, took high quality shots, active on D and on the boards and ran the lanes.

Newley - 6
Anderson took the night off, Newley basically also did while playing. Wasn´t bad just didn´t do much, will slowly build into the tournament.

Kay - 8
Looked nervous early but settled into his rhythm making good passes against the zone, scoring inside and dropping a 3 with his feet set. Good signs.

Brandt - 6
Big body and big presence but looked almost deer in the headlights at times offensively. Had the ability to have the inside presence of Hodgon but didn´t.

Norton - 7
Maybe could have been a 5 or 6 based on his somewhat rattled offence, but I am basing it on D which is why he is there. Was active and disruptive.

Blanchfield - N/A
This one is a head scratcher so I am not rating him. Assumed Lemanis was giving Blanchfield the night off along with Anderson then suddenly played Blanchfield in the 4th. I think he´d put Todd to sleep so he didn´t do much when he came in and fair enough. Surely Lemanis doesn´t rate him behind the other wings?? Interesting..

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#1 Anon Poster  
Two years ago

We've got this one a little too easy.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taiwan and HK are even worse opponents, this was the hardest team in our group... lol. Gonna be murder, son.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Watching HK vs. Tawian now. Wow we are going to have a field day.

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

It's the only problem with tournaments of this nature. There are some very weak teams.

An average Tall Blacks team (probably our C team) just beat Kazakhstan 70-49. Kazakhstan had, at one point, 13 points and 13 turnovers (and finished with 30 odd turnovers).

However, some of these teams need to start somewhere and the end goal is to develop the sport and the international game - so it will hopefully have long term benefits in some of these countries to grow the game.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I thought Jervis was on the team???

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Hopefully Creek has all those behind the back dribbles out of his system.

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ME  
Two years ago

I wouldn't be surprised if this team were tested a few times in this tournament. The commentators may have been swooning over them but this is the weakest Boomers team I have seen in at least 10 years by a fair margin. They'll improve over the course of the tournament, and maybe they wont be challenged but I still find them thoroughly underwhelming.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

haha those commentators. They said "Japan has fielded quite a good team considering there small population". Japan has a population of 130mil.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Think he was comparing it to the soccer population.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

We are very 3pt focused offensively, and that is a potential Achilles heel, but we should own the glass and cause enough turnovers on D to give us easy points.

It's a weak side in terms of no one go-to guy who can create in the halfcourt though, but I think other than that it's reasonably balanced for this tourney. We would get pumped by any half-decent nation's B-team though.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This is a b and c team tournament. No team has a full strength side.

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Tiger  
Two years ago

We are in the group of death.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Because we ARE the Grim Reaper.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

We are the group that knocks




down open corner threes

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ME  
Two years ago

"This is a b and c team tournament. No team has a full strength side."

Yeah, the tournament is basically the epitome of meaningless.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

except for world ranking points.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

Existence in an infinite universe is essentially meaningless anyways... So why do we bother at all?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

... for our children.

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proud  
Two years ago

Is this the same people that complained during the Olympics with the world rankings system, the only way to move up in those rankings is to improve our depth and win these tournaments, so far so good

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