Perthworld
Earlier this year

World Cup Day 4 discussion

Group E

Japan-Czech Republic
USA-Turkey

Group F

Montenegro-New Zealand
Brazil-Greece

Group G

Germany-Dominican Republic
Jordan-France

Group H

Australia-Senegal
Lithuania-Canada

Can FIBA Asia (excluding Oceania) improve on their 1-9 record?

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KET  
Earlier this year

What's FIBA Asia including Oceania? 2-10?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

any thoughts about NZ chances?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nz gone I think, Greece should be too strong. Good for us, but not good for Asia.
Maybe 1 less spot for Asia going forward.

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

Don't see NZ getting over Montenegro tonight either.

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

Don't see NZ getting over Montenegro tonight either.

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

And can't wait for the USA- Turkey game. Think the Turks will put up a fight.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@greggo Turks put up a fight to the US? Play on words?

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

Haha just a poor choice of words.

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anon  
Earlier this year

I noticed that Scottie Wilbekin plays for Turkey!

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Corey Webster automatic from outside.
Tall Blacks up 31-25 end of the first quarter.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

tall blacks play most attractive basket on WC.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

NZ finish the half up 53-44.
Montenegro's Coach received 2 techs and was ejected.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If the Tall Blacks could cut down the stupid turnovers and get their second and third options going reliably I think they could make it competitive against Greece.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Asian money will make sure that Asia don't lose a place, even though they deserve to based on their results.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

How about Africa - they're as bad as Asia. 1-9 record so far. Their only win was against Asia.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

every game same shit, good looking basket by NZ and totaly difrent 3rd q, fatal mental

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Wow. Dominican coach looks like he lives on Rum.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

NZ-Montenegro game close.

If NZ and Australia both advance to the 2nd next round rather than classification round, FIBA should at least have arranged New Zealand and Australia to matchup in the same 2nd round group to more fairly help decide the Olympic qualification spot. Same if they both failed in the 1st round and both went to the classification round. This current NZ vs Australia World Cup battle for Olympic qualification is bizarre.

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Germany struggling against Dominican Republic. I guess they would have expected an easy W here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopefully dom republic win.
Add towns and horford and you've got a really great squad going forward.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

NZ get the win 93-83

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Well done, Kiwis. Even if they don't qualify for the 2nd round, this win will help in the classification round.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Corey Webster carries his form into the NBL the Breakers will be a scoring machine.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

If I'm not mistaken, this was the battle between the countries with the lowest population to qualify for the World Cup. Montenegro has under 1 million people. Both teams punch above their population weight.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Just noticed Puerto Rico in there. They have a smaller population than New Zealand.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

DOM coach is definitely an alcoholic.

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AussiePride  
Earlier this year

He gave up alcohol last year. He is a Meth addict now!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Germany lol, very nice Tall blacks

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Germans goooone.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Wow! Germany out!

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rjd  
Earlier this year

This makes Australia getting first place in our group even more valuable. Lithuania game is HUGE now.

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Sack....whoever their coach is.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Boomers beating Lithuania next game is massive to go into the second round pool 1-0. A win over either of France or Dominican should put them through to the QF's with a 2-1 record. Will be a tough ask going in 0-1

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

We match better with France and dom over Germany.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Boomers beating Lithuania next game is massive to go into the second round pool 1-0. A win over either of France or Dominican should put them through to the QF's with a 2-1 record. Will be a tough ask going in 0-1"

All results carry over to the next round just FYI, not that it really matters assuming Lithuania beat Canada (and France beat Jordan) as all teams will just have an extra couple wins on if they didn't count the results against non qualifiers (in our group).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So if Canada beats Lithuania, and we do as well, we go in 3-0. And Canada 2-1 if they beat Senegal. Rather than 1-0 against Canada.

If that makes sense.

So all 3 games count rather than the 1 against the other team in our group.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

I like this idea of two rounds of pool games because it allows teams one bad game but lets them carry on if they show consistent quality, and it seems to get rid of the tanking that was so annoying in previous tournaments

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rjd  
Earlier this year

What's best case scenario for Australia in Lithuania vs Canada game? Canada to win by 1?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

this lithuania team destroy boomers by 15points.Incredible defense

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Lithuania have always been the kings of punching above their weight on the global basketball stage they have a population of just 2.848 million people even less than Puerto Rico and almost half that of New Zealand.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Thanks, Zodiac, I didn't realize that. I thought they were bigger than NZ.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Basketball is their national sport too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

rjd, yes that's right -

Canada by 1 means they're -15, Lithuania -1. Boomers could lose to Lithuania by 31 and still finish 2nd. Canada by 47 would also work for us, but that seems unlikely.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jordan right there with France lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The MVP finding a lot less room in the key, Brazil leading two to go.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Giannis looks lost in the greek offense. The benefits of chemistry

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

At least he actually plays for his country.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If only Greece had Adel, Green and Mathaing! They would be unbeatable

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Steven  
Earlier this year

USA v Turkey one hell of a game so far.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Greece Brazil one hell of game also. The WC has been magnificent.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Yep, nice tight game. No Asian or African teams here.

During the national anthem every US player apart from Plumlee and Harris had their heads down and not signing at all. Protest?

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Beantown  
Earlier this year

Watching the Lithuanians, they are very good defensively and attack the basket every chance they get. Their 3pt shooting has been poor though, so if we can make it tough for them at the rim, we should slow their scoring a fair bit.

They also hit the offensive boards pretty hard, so we're going to have to work to limit that too. Keeping Bogut and Baynes on the floor is going to be crucial to winning the game.

The Lithuanians are also pretty strong and have good size across the board, but they’re not super agile, so I hope we’re ready to draw some charges to blunt their attack on the rim.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Who knew Brenton Speed was such an expert on travelling?

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Ben  
Earlier this year

How good was Greece/Brazil.

Incredible 4th quarter capped off with an equally brilliant finish.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Amazing game. Can nz knock Greece out?

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Brazil deserved that after the poor unsportsmanlike foul call

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Good game.

USA-TUR also tight into the fourth.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Door is now afar for NZ to proceed to the 2nd round. Need to beat Greece.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That kings Didi bloke fouls on a halfway three point shot for Greece to get three free throws and on last free throw Carboco knocks it of the ring as it was dropping for one point win to Brazil.

For kings supporters Didi got about six minutes and not much but has speed to burn.

The English and American commentators were great on what was a fantastic contest and game by both sides.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

*ajar

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Do we want TUR to win or not from an AUS perspective?

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weber  
Earlier this year

I can't believe that Lithuania won against Canada, wasn't expecting that

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Huh? Lithuania were favourites.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Turkey leading!

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Turkey about to win, wow.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Another tight game, this time USA vs Turkey. This WC has already had a few good finishes.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Wow.

Massive fail by Turkey.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Tatum gets a three point shot off with 0.1s left and is stupidly fouled. Drama.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

What's more pressure? 3 free-throws when down 3 or when down 2?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Tatum 2/3. OT!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Another terrible close out. That's about 5 this WC.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

In shock still at that Osman foul. Smart kick-out by Tatum though.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Tatum did well to milk that foul call. Kicked his leg out ala Harden, shouldn't have been called. Turkish dude shouldn’t have bitten so hard though, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Bloody hell that close out was dumb

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

If Turkey lose from the position they were in then they all gonna go cry out in the car.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Louzada with the terrible close out vs Greece and then osman with the same. Just gotta keep ya hands up on those. Happening every 1/3 game.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Two great Americas-Europe matchups tonight. Two quality zones.

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Rat10  
Earlier this year

This USA vs Turkey game is awesome. Very entertaining.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

US shooting at just 35% from the field in both 2s and 3s?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

USF on USA. TUR look home.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Correct fiba rule, this game is amazing

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Wow both FT missed.

WTF even more drama! Ridiculous.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

What were those freethrows! Choke job or what

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

What a choke job - four missed FTs!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

This has to be one of the most swingy game ever.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

This has to be one of the most swingiest games ever.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Make a free throw Turkey. Fuck.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Osman with the choke from the foul line.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Yep, Turkey all gonna go cry in the car now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Turkey become a turkey in the end.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Pop relieved after that. USA lucky to win that. 35% from the field.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Well that will go down as the biggest choke.

Looks like usa have lost tatum, do they really have what it takes to win this tournament with just iso.

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Gus3232  
Earlier this year

That's one of the all time chokes. I really cannot believe Turkey blew that.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wow

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tatum hasn't been good anyway. Kuzma was a huge loss late, so too fox.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

the tatum foul occured after the final buzzer.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Not quite. 0.1 sec left

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

take a look at the usa offensive rebound leading to the tatum shot. player jumps from on the line to save the ball.

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