Anonymous
Earlier this year

World Cup Day 2 discussion (other games)

A lot of games going on. Obviously most interest in the Boomers v Canada game, so that has its own thread.

This is the thread for discussion of the other Day 2 games.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

NZ play in half an hour vs. Brazil. If we lose we need them to lose too for Olympics qualification. Could be tense.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Should I be cheering for Brazil then

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Brazil up 21-20 at the end of the first quarter

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rjd  
Earlier this year

I like the way NZ is playing. Good to watch. Fuck FIBA and their Olympic qualification system, I'm still going to go for NZ.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

NZ/Brazil has been a great watch whilst the Boomers are at halftime.

Incredibly fast paced. Hope the sheep win.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

rjd you are correct. It sucks having to worry about Olympic qualification during this tourney and it forces you to not support your regional rivals in a totally different group. What if (purely hypothetical and not that realistic) AUS had USA and SRB in their group while NZL got scrubs? Olympic dreams all but shattered. Stupid system.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Tall Blacks trailing by 16 at the final change :(

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Webster was looking very hot early.

Good signs for the NBL with him and Goulding in form.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

NZ go down to Brazil 94-102

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Turkey easy over Japan surprising.

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johnnysack  
Earlier this year

I think the moment and the stage got to Japan a bit - and the Turks opening 3pt barrage.

For a while Japan were hovering around 12pts down and I felt were they to get under 10pts they might reset themselves mentally - never happened unfortunately.

It was a good learning experience. Turkey's guys play plenty of high stakes mentally challenging games for the national team, Japan - playing in Asia - don't.

Overall the result was expected - though the content
was a bit of a disappointment.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are games on kayo but not foxtel?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yep, Foxtel doesn't have enough channels (or want to use up 4 channels on it) and can't work out how to stream it to their premium customers, so you need to get Kayo to watch the other matches.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

France 16 to 4 first 1/4.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Schroder looking average to half time. 36-20 to France. Gaze commentary great as usual. Germany can't chuck the ball in the ocean off a 10 ft tinnny.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

France led by 22 half way through the third, MBaye and Gobert on fire. Germans back in it by end third and trail by nine. German bigs stepping up from outside, Schröder doing better.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great game now. ^^^^

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Schröder controlling the game now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Schröder falls over a lot, Furnier for France the main man now. Top game

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

France by four after Germany trailed by 22, both these sides are going to be very hard to beat in a cross over game. Both sides full nba stars and top euro league players.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Wow, we win, and NZ get pumped, that's like a double win.

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mystro  
Earlier this year

NZ losing to Brazil by 8 is hardly getting pumped.

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Bear  
Earlier this year

I must say, if Australia is in the group of death, Serbia is in the group of love, they will no doubt win all three games and top their group, a very handy outfit!

Serbia v Italy in round 3 should be worth watching, as much as Australia v Lithuania.

Lithuania v Canada is going to be a cracker I reckon...

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LV  
Earlier this year

NZ caused a tight finish

They always punch above their weight. Good on them.

From United perspective, great to see Smith Milner looking trim and getting key minutes since he'll be backing up Barlow at the 4. And Shea Ili with 16 points and playing a key role keeping them in the game late.

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LV  
Earlier this year

well, tight finish in the sense the game was still alive (just) until the last 30 seconds

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Bear  
Earlier this year

New Zealand's group is as tough as Australia's though, it will be very hard to get through for the Kiwis now they dropped that game v Brazil, I really hope they can put Montenegro to the sword because Greece will be a difficult task!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why do you get one point for a loss, it's not under twelves.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Corey Webster looked great in the first half. The supporting cast didn't come ready to score - looking at you Thomas Abercrombie - and in the 3rd Brazil tightened up massively on both Websters and NZ struggled to flow through their sets. A disappointing loss, but I haven't lost hope that they will fail against Greece and Montenegro. If Abercrombie and Loe can get going, New Zealand still has a chance. Don't forget New Zealand has lost their openers at the past four WCs and still made the knockout phase.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

NZ did a really good job to hang in there. Wesbter was awesome early Illi was great late to keep them in it, but Brazil just had too many weapons.

I'm hoping Brazil advances from this group. They're my second team and I like watching Leandrinho still get to the basket with ease even at 36 years old - also as a Raptors fan I want to see Caboclo finally do something!

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Why do you get one point for a loss, it's not under twelves.
It's because they reserve the allocation of no points for the event of a forfeit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ok, thanks Isaac.

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hoopie  
Earlier this year

That Lithuania thumped Senegal 101-47 worries me - we could have a very tough last game in our pool.
We need Canada to rough them up a bit tomorrow, or thump them to drop their confidence.

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