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Olympics: Boomers vs Argentina, 3 Aug 2021

10pm EST / 8pm WST

Quarter Final

Game Stats Page

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Luuuc  
Last month

Slovenia have just dispensed with Germany 94-70
Dragic 27, 6 & 4
Doncic 20, 8 & 11

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Slovenia continuing to be no good at all

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Senator11  
Last month

Do you not get that they are as good as they are because of Doncic? Tell me what they did before Doncic came along? Ppl have only said they aren't good without Doncic. I've seen multiple recognised basketball personalities state the same thing on social media, Anstey was the latest I have seen.

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Ian  
Last month

Slovenia actually had the worst 1st half so far on Olympics and then took over in 2nd.

Aus needs to maintain high paced tempo today, otherwise I expect quite a close match up, but would go with Aus winning by 5-10. Lets go Patty&co!

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Going to be modest with margin and say Boomers by 5.
Can't get caught up thinking past this game and possible future opponents.

Providing we win and Spain lose to USA then we walk away finishing higher than our bogey team without having to play them.

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Ian  
Last month

Its very much similiar to the Mavs, who would be a bottom 5 team without Luka. Similar as in Mavs, Slo has a couple of guys with experience playing in best Euro clubs and NBA besides Luka and there is always 1-2 of them that have a great shooting night, like today Dragic.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Stop Scola, win!

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ME  
Last month

I don't know why people get caught up in what the team would be like without Luka... LUKA IS ON THE TEAM! You're not playing a Slovenia without Luka. The fact they may not be any good without him is entirely irrelevant. They've got a player who can, on his own, drag his team to a medal. I think it's about time we show them a healthy respect. Any game we play against Slovenia is going to be tough. Doubling Luka didn't work for Spain. Single coverage from Germany didn't keep him down for long. I think Australia 'maybe' one of the better suited teams to deal with him be rotating Thybulle, Exum and Green on him all night but even then, I wouldn't go thinking we have the foil to it.

As for Argentina, we walk in the game as favourites but it would not be the world's greatest upset if we were beaten today. Argentina has nothing to lose. No one has any real expectation of them. They're going to be coming in and throwing caution to the wind and they're going to believe they can knock us out.

I think we are the far superior team, and my gut says we don't lose today. But I am always hesitant to pencil in wins in these kinds of tournaments. If Australia has a bad game, and shots don't drop, and Argentina has a good game, and they make shots, then I think the margin for error is pretty small.

I think Australia by 8-10 but Argentina wont beat themselves. I hope to see improvement across the board for this team as we enter the prickly part of the competition;.

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Nostraballmus  
Last month

Oh sorry, they are now only no-good at all without Doncic. My bad.

If we can somehow make Luka not Slovenian by the end of the week this analysis will be uber-helpful.

Looks to me like they ar no-gooding without Luka all the way to an Olympic final four at least.



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Senator11  
Last month

I feel this is the chance the Boomers need to take to rely on more players for offence rather than Patty shooting till he gets hot. It's a strategy that doesn't really have a plan B.

Thybulle is arguably the best player on the team, yeah he's there for his defence, but he's got the ability to score instead of deferring every time.

Jingles seems to be playing even at a slower pace, has plenty of open shots but seems to wait for the defence to get to him.

Kay and Landale have been great offensively, but seem to get there's from the scraps out of offensive rebounds or broken plays.

Goulding, bring him on early to see if he can hit a couple boosting his confidence going forward.

Hopefully that's enough rockets to get them fired up. Go Boomers!

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Luka is 10 times better than Simmons, oh how I wish he was Aussie :)

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Senator11  
Last month

"Oh sorry, they are now only no-good at all without Doncic. My bad."

Nope, it was said time and time before, you're only just reading it properly now.

Go back and watch how bad they are when Luka sit's after his 3 fouls in the Spain game, its terrible basketball, they were lucky Spain just didn't do anything to capitalise on it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Goulding gets firing tonight, it's good night Irene.

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ME  
Last month

Yeah I think Goulding needs a real shot to get going. Even if he doesnt hit a single shot, it gives the defense another guy they have to park on at the three point line which can open things up inside for drives/cuts and post play.

I definitely think it's time to start going deeper into this team. We don't lose a lot going to our bench and it will mean we will be able to maintain intensity longer.

If Sobey can penetrate and defend as he did against Germany then that's instantly going to make us better for it. Hopefully that Sobey is the Sobey we see from now on. Give him a minute or two at the end of the first quarter and see which Sobey turns up.

I think Duop Reath on Scola maybe should be a thing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

ME, I hope if we win no one gets to excited for you

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ME  
Last month

I wont get too excited until if and when we're on the podium.

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Anonymous  
Last month

That's because you're a wanker

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Nostraballmus  
Last month

Oh Senator, I agree with you! They are so terrible. I have it on good authority that in the likley event Slovenia win a medal arrangments have been made by FIBA that an asterisk and comment will be engraved on their medals to say they were terrible when their best player was off the court.

(Don't worry FIBA are also preparing participation certificates for the Boomers in the event we don't get a medal saying 'we weren't as terrible as Slovenia when our best player was off the court).





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Senator11  
Last month

SMH

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Woody  
Last month

Watching this game is going to he so stressful.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth fan- But Simmons shuts Luka down to the point he's useless on the court.

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Cmon Italy

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Scout  
Last month

scores get updated so quickly ie as soon as shot drops, why can't all coverages be similar always a lag

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

"Do you not get that they are as good as they are because of Doncic?"

Didn't Slovenia qualify for the Olympics without the likes of Doncic and Goran Dragic, ahead of nations like Serbia and Czech?

Players like Tobey are legit, Zoran Dragic has been a very solid international player for a long time now, and other guys had to hit shots for them to beat Spain when they were tagging and/or doubling Doncic.

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Senator11  
Last month

Nah Doncic played in those qualifiers I'm pretty certain.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Doncic played with Slovenia in the qualifiers and starred in eliminating Lithuania on their home court in the final spectacularly.

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Ben  
Last month

What's the record for replies on one thread? This one may give the title a nudge tonight.

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Peter  
Last month

Perth fan- But Simmons shuts Luka down to the point he's useless on the court

Unfortunately one showed up and the other didn't, so Simmons won't be shutting Luka down at these Olympics

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Anonymous  
Last month

I believe Australia lost to Slovenia last time they played. Slovenia are a strong basketball nation.

If the Boomers lose tonight I believe they would finish in 5th place.

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Perthworld  
Last month

What's the record for replies on one thread? This one may give the title a nudge tonight.

We'd have to win gold for the 2016 WA SBL thread to be overtaken.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"scores get updated so quickly ie as soon as shot drops, why can't all coverages be similar always a lag"

I have noticed this too Scout. Bit different to when the NBL took over coverage 3 or 4 years ago and the players were up the other end before the score was added 1 point at a time.

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AngusH  
Last month

Feeling real nervous about this one.

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Ian  
Last month

Aus played with Slo in 2010 WC Round of 16 (Slo won by almost 30 I believe) and again in 2014 WC Preliminary Round (Slo again won by 10).

Great match up today with Patty vs Campazzo. I am expecting a close match, but Aus is a favourite, showed a lot more so far and has a deeper bench, expecting win by 5-10.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Do you not get that they are as good as they are because of Doncic? Tell me what they did before Doncic came along?"

They beat Australia at the 2014 WCs for a start. Slovenia have long been a good national team. Doncic takes them to a new level, but it's not like they were chumps before him.

2005 Eurobasket - 6th
2007 Eurobasket - 7th
2009 Eurobasket - 4th
2011 Eurobasket - 7th
2013 Eurobasket - 5th
2014 World Cup - 7th
2017 Eurobasket - 1st

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sorry, left out 2010 World Cup - 8th

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rjd  
Last month

Please share Australian commentary channel if anyone knows.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Doncic played in 2017.

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rjd  
Last month

Olympics love to invest in novel and nauseating gyrocameras for the basketball, but can't invest in a second commentator.

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Perthworld  
Last month

rjd - 7HD.

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Luuuc  
Last month

This offence sucks hard

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Tricks  
Last month

We suck. Nothing inside.

Subs please.

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Tricks  
Last month

How do you miss the foul against Scola? FFS

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Perthworld  
Last month

Brick city.

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Diop Kick  
Last month

Scola is a legend

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rjd  
Last month

bs charge call on Thybulle

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rjd  
Last month

Argentina are smothering Mills. Forcing others to score. But we can't hit our shots.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Ingles needs to step up.

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Tricks  
Last month

Sobey time.

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Tricks  
Last month

If they call those calls both ends Mills would shoot 30 freebies tonight.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Shitty quarter. Down 4 feels generous.

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KET  
Last month

Aussies choking?

Absolute trash first quarter.

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Curtley  
Last month

Worst quarter boomers have played since they named their 12

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Anonymous  
Last month

If Thybulle stays out of foul trouble, he will be the key tonight !!

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Zodiac  
Last month

Pretty happy with that we've played poorly probably taken the Argies best punches and only down by 4.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thyabulle been great at both ends, horrible call on him. Our shooting has been poor.

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Bol  
Last month

Lucky to be only 4 down after that rubbish quarter

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Perthworld  
Last month

Thybulle on both ends. Lovely.

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Bol  
Last month

Matisse is a beast!!!

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KET  
Last month

Can Sobey be off plz

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Perthworld  
Last month

Sobey FFS get off.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Don't think Goorj was the right choice. Our offense is just awful

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Mat B  
Last month

Zero interior offense. This is to watch so far

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Diop Kick  
Last month

Nice foul by Kay to slow that drive down

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Anonymous  
Last month

Matisse is an absolute savant on defense. Really good on offense too high IQ player.

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Bol  
Last month

Dont know why Goorj wouldn't leave Goulding on a little longer after just hitting a three

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sobey only came on due to Exum fouls. Small ball lineup looking good.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Agreed, Bol.
I would have left him out there longer.

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Mat B  
Last month

>>Don't think Goorj was the right choice. Our offense is just awful<<
Agree. The offense is non existant

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AussiePride  
Last month

Needs to keep Dell out there. For some reason he keeps getting open threes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

BANG BANG BUBBLES!

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rjd  
Last month

I've seen clips highlighting the Boomers D, and commentary about Goorj as a defensive coach, but again and again the clips feature the defensive brilliance of Thybulle. I wonder how much our apparently stronger defense is just the result of having Thybulle.

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KET  
Last month

Not having Baynes makes life hard rebounds wise

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sobey is shit

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Diop Kick  
Last month

Argentina just surrounding the ref for a bit of light bullying

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Anonymous  
Last month

Delly offers nothing on both ends. Give Green some minutes

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Perthworld  
Last month

I wonder how much our apparently stronger defense is just the result of having Thybulle.

You could say the same for Lemanis due to Bogut? Hard to compare with personnel changes.

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rjd  
Last month

How did the Scola not get an unsportsmanlike for that?

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Perthworld  
Last month

In terms of the offence.

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Bol  
Last month

Playing great D this quarter. Causing havoc with this uptempo small ball line up

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thybulle makes a huge difference but our defensive improvement since the Lemanis era is not just him. The offence is not as good, but if the defence has improved enough to make up for it, I'll take it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Scola is an elder-statesman, and looks like your grandfather, so you can't really take his bullying seriously.

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rjd  
Last month

Fair point about the offense under Bogut. But I'd say our offense was still quite good in the 20 minutes that Bogut was on the bench each game in 2019.

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rjd  
Last month

Everyone in Australia who hates Goulding for his flopping can unite in their hatred of a new villain in Campazzo.

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Luuuc  
Last month

I enjoyed the irony of watching Sobey complaining about his flailing

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Boomers getting some calls too, good sign, thank you FIBA.

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Tricks  
Last month

Sorry Perth. Nic Kay is going to get massive offers overseas after these Olympics regardless of our result.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Good quarter, but we let them off the hook in the last few minutes.

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Tricks  
Last month

So much for coming home to Perth, Nick. Oh well.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jesus the people still thinking nick kay is returning to Perth is just dumb now

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Perthworld  
Last month

We're happy for Nick.

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Bol  
Last month

Even less chance he was ever going to the JJs

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thyabulle been great, we look anxious, got relax. Like to see green for a bit D. More Goulding as well.
Let's bring it home.

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Anonymous  
Last month

No more sobey please, give green a go in 2nd half

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kay signed in Japan.

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Luuuc  
Last month

No need to tell Perth fans how good Kay is. We already knew. It's everyone else who seem to have been in denial until this past week.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kay ain't going to Perth. He NBA ready

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rjd  
Last month

13 field goals, 13 assists.

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KET  
Last month

I don't think Kay is an NBA mould or "type"

That’s not a criticism of Kay, it’s an unfortunate bias nba clubs have that is gradually breaking down as we see more guys like Ingles, luka come in

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Zodiac  
Last month

As expected we took their best punches in the 1st and them shut down in the 2nd. Time to put them away in the second half and let the USA know what they're getting.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd like to see a bit of Green, too. Sobey had a crack and looked frazzled. Dante's got 3 fouls. If we can stretch the margin to double digits I'd chuck Green on the floor with Patty, Ingles, Kay and Thybulle or Landale and see what happens.

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KET  
Last month

Zodiac it ain't that easy

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KET  
Last month

Mills has done a few dumb things - that pass was just silly

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Diop Kick  
Last month

Cry more bitch coach

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Perthworld  
Last month

Not sure if Argentina coach or Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

...and the Oscar goes to Campazzo.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Landale busting it open now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Landale been better than Kay today, we will no next game how Kay and Landale go against nba guys.

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Ben  
Last month

*If* the Aussies progress, will Baynes def be a non-starter? (ie no miraculous injury comeback)

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KET  
Last month

" Landale busting it open now."

Nothing is busted open -zodiac you've got a penchant for terrible predictions

This last few mins falls Argentina’s favour - too much junk bball

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Diop Kick  
Last month

I heard nick kay, James Ennis and Phil smythe is going to Perth next year

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Perthworld  
Last month

Yeah KET he is the master of that, it's really cringeworthy.

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KET  
Last month

Exum forced to shoot the three - nails it and fist pump

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Luuuc  
Last month

Important hit by Dante

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Anonymous  
Last month

Exum seems to be playing with more poise

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JT  
Last month

Googling FIBA headquarters brb

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fake crowd noise is making this commentary hard to hear tbh

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kay for Prime Minister

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Perthworld  
Last month

What is Thybulle's wingspan?

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KET  
Last month

That was shit Ingles.

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Wtf a foul on Oz

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Perthworld  
Last month

Argentina have the right idea here jacking the three and it's beautiful they keep bricking it.

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KET  
Last month

Exums coming out party

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Anonymous  
Last month

Oh no, sobey is back

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Luuuc  
Last month

Nice Dante. Good quarter from him.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Exum's done real well tonight.

Foot on the throat time now, percentage booster in the 4th!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Exum is so valuable because of his pace and defence

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Anonymous  
Last month

Inglis with a couple brain snaps.

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KET  
Last month

Shut up pleasse

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Zodiac  
Last month

Argie are shot mentally

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Luuuc  
Last month

Oooh baby yeah

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Young Gun  
Last month

The Exum we've always hoped for has arrived

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KET  
Last month

Holy sh!t Exum

With the exclamation mark!

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Anonymous  
Last month

No more f***ing sobey please. Big liability

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Zodiac  
Last month

Bang!

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Young Gun  
Last month

Thybulle!!!!

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Bol  
Last month

Nothing Dante about that dunk!

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JT  
Last month

DANTE YOU BEAUTY

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Anonymous  
Last month

Campazzo definitely got his monies worth on that foul.

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Loungefly  
Last month

Exum is fearless.

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Zodiac  
Last month

They've had enough

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Perthworld  
Last month

I finally don't feel nervous.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thybulle's wingspan about 14ft, based on my visual assessment

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Zodiac  
Last month

Time to get some run into Reath

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mother Facu

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Perthworld  
Last month

Thybulle's wingspan about 14ft, based on my visual assessment

Thought so, thats what it looks like to the naked eye.

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Big Ads  
Last month

Joey in another Boomers funk

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Another Anon  
Last month

Patty shouldn't come back unless absolutely necessary.
Reath needs to give Jock a break Asap

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Zodiac  
Last month

This has been a clinic we've completely shut them down since Qtr time.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Goulding and capaso divas same time lmao.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Swarming D is awesome

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Zodiac  
Last month

CG43 going to work

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Anonymous  
Last month

Exum is unbelievable. That is why you pick your NBA players instead of shitty nbl players like gliddon and sobey. Exum and thybulle have added so much to this team

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Perthworld  
Last month

This is who we should've played (and destroyed) in the 2019 World Cup Final.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Trademark CG dagger

This is fun :)

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KET  
Last month

These camera angles are the worst thing to come from Japan since WW2

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Tricks  
Last month

This is amazing.

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Big Ads  
Last month

Bring on our bench.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Amazing defense, just wore them down in the end.

Bloody damn shame our reward is USA next, would've loved them in the gold medal round.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Landale's an NBL player and he's been one of our best players all tournament.

Crap take anon.

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FSTOS  
Last month

Great of the Boomers to host such a great party to signal the end of Argentina's golden era.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Couldn't really have asked for more here. Get Patty some rest. Should be able to get all the starters out for garbage time.

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Bol  
Last month

Bubbles flipping and flopping and hitting threes. Love him when hes on our team!

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Zodiac  
Last month

USA won't like what they're seeing here

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Another Anon  
Last month

What is Patty and Jock doing out there?!?!?
GET THEM OFF!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why is Patty on???!

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KET  
Last month

Get Mills off.

Rest!

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FSTOS  
Last month

Time to get Mills out.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Why are Patty and Landale still out there?

Get some minutes into Reath ffs

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Perthworld  
Last month

Sub him off! Sub him off!

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Anonymous  
Last month

So we needed to win by 25+ to advance right?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is this the best Boomers sequence ever?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Percentage booster anon :)

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Luuuc  
Last month

^ Agreed with the above

Rest some guys and don't risk a garbage time injury

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Wtf get the starters out !

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Another Anon  
Last month

That time out was just so he could swing some subs.
But what a 4th qtr!

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Bol  
Last month

Boomers defense has been awesome. Generating offense from great defense

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Anonymous  
Last month

Keep it rolling bois

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Perthworld  
Last month

FIBA headquarters are quivering.

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Zodiac  
Last month

So proud of the team the Argies were never going to beat us but this is what you do shut them down and put your foot down on their throat, make an example of them.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Brilliant game by the lads tonight

Sobey!

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Tricks  
Last month

https://imgflip.com/i/5igc50

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rjd  
Last month

This defense has been extraordinary. Definitely not just due to Thybulle!

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Zodiac  
Last month

Well done Reath

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Perthworld  
Last month

Green!

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is a dream

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Zodiac  
Last month

What have they scored like 25 since Qtr time?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Landale will be in the NBA after the Olympics.

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Perthworld  
Last month

32.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Argentina player crying on the bench. This is beautiful.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Clinic

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Ian  
Last month

USA are beatable!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Get Sobey on a plane back to Brisbane

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Zodiac  
Last month

I expected to beat them comfortably but I didn't think we would absolutely destroy them.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I was confident when AngusH said he was nervous. That gumby is always wrong

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Luuuc  
Last month

Respect to Scola. Legend.

Not so much for some of these other sooks in blue

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Zodiac  
Last month

Nice touch for Scola what a legend of the game.

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Mat B  
Last month

Respect to Luis Scola. That was beautiful.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sobey still a hog, rest side been team first. Great result.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Imagine if we were on the other side of the draw. All well, will have to do it the hard way.

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Zodiac  
Last month

FIBA refs cant handle it lol

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KET  
Last month

Green some really good junk time minutes

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Zodiac  
Last month

Just really good to see us play some incredible defence and play with such confidence offensively, perfect lead in for the SF.

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Luuuc  
Last month

18-22
21-11
21-15
37-11

Awesome

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Doggr  
Last month

If the Boomers win gold I'm getting vaccinated

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Loungefly  
Last month

Scola absolute legend. Does he qualify as a Next Star?

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Perthworld  
Last month

United could pair him with Delly.

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Young Gun  
Last month

Don't ever underestimate the heart of a Champion

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AngusH  
Last month

Best game I've seen the Boomers play, even more so than the USA wins.

Oh, and EAD anon #180!

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Curtley  
Last month

It's a school night, but might have another cold one. Go the bloomers...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Goulding plus 28 in 14 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sobey a hot head with ego. I would take Josh Green any day instead of Sobey

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Bol  
Last month

I didn't see that scoreline coming.

Bring on KD with that type of defense.

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Anonymous  
Last month

That was beautiful. Going to have to put together another standout game to get the medal, but at least we're guaranteed to finish ahead of Spain.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Green offers a lot more, Goorj knows what he's doing but Sobey is liability.

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Bol  
Last month

Hope to see Thybulle matching up on KD at some stage

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Mat B  
Last month

>>Sobey a hot head with ego. I would take Josh Green any day instead of Sobey<<
Ok, we get it. You've established your dislike for Sobey multiple times. Seriously.

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AussiePride  
Last month

Great win but we never found that playbook.


1st order of business for Goorj is to instruct Delly not to shoot under any circumstances.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Haha, Sobey contributing to a great Boomers win is *really* triggering to some poor sap

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LV  
Last month

Excellent D, Argentina was unable to get any looks they wanted.

Only issue is half court offense is stagnant at times.

Stylistically we match up well with USA. Its more of a like for like matchup than the other two.

If we play D like that, we're a chance.

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Mat B  
Last month

>>Hope to see Thybulle matching up on KD at some stage<<
That'll be a great matchup. I think Exum will be assigned to him, maybe Ingles and Kay too, but ultimately you just have to do your vest against him and hope that KD has a bad shooting night.

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Luuuc  
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Perthworld  
Last month

So sexy.

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LV  
Last month

Half court offence is really basic, lots of picks up top, and just trying to read and create but too often devolves into a 2 or 3 man game. Our half court sets at Rio and WC were much, much better.

But I feel like Goorj spends more time on scouting the opponent. The Boomers knew exactly what Argentina were doing. And the pressure from all 5 guys, the switching and recovering, communication was all spot on. We've been the best defensive team at the Olympics. Imagine we had say a (younger) Bogut anchoring and protecting the rim. Argentina mightn't have scored 50!

We have distinct strengths and weaknesses. Very reliant on Patty. But D was next level tonight.

Undefeated including warm ups, but opposition from here is a level above what we've faced thus far. We'll need to keep improving and keep stepping up.

Looking forward to it!

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LV  
Last month

And yeah agree on Argentina, they totally over achieved in 2019. After watching some of their games I wasn't too worried heading into tonight.

Based on results to date, clear gap between top 6 and rest. Spain and Italy very decent losing Quarter finalists, and the top 4 haven't done a whole lot wrong at all.

This is where it gets very interesting.

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So Argentina are no good after all and we are very good

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Hoopie  
Last month

33 assists on 35 field goals - brilliant teamwork!!

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Frogmanbaby  
Last month

Gaze going coco bananas lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

One of the best Boomers wins of all time against the #4 ranked team in the World.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Exum needs more love, was fantastic. Thyabulle as well.

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rjd  
Last month

As much as the offense doesn't look as smooth as 2019, turns out that the Boomers offense is ranked 3rd in the tournament (89.0ppg), behind Slovenia (105.8ppg) and USA (102.5ppg). I'd like to see defensive rankings.

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LV  
Last month

Where does this win rank in the record books?

There can't have been too many Olympic quarter final wins by 38 or more

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Isaac  
Last month

Great team performance. Chemistry within the team has been apparent in each game. Peaking at the right time, hopefully. Normally I'd worry about them having "won their final" but it was a massacre in the end so hopefully they're not in any way complacent.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

I'm yet to see Reath make an impact you would think without Baynes that he would.
Thankful for Landale and Kay.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This win would be close to our best Olympic win but Rio performance caps that off as our greatest wins. We beat France and Serbia during pool games in Rio.

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Mat B  
Last month

I agree with what ME said after the previous win - for the most part our half court offense looks disorganised, passive and without much clear direction - but somehow we're coming away with good scores.

Defensively there's no question that we've been locked in, and the length of Thybulle and Exum.has been exceptional.

I'm.hoping we can rebound better against USA, get a bit more inside action going offensively to detract from out obvious 3pt reliance and hopefully open up the floor against a long athletic thmeam US

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LV  
Last month

[As much as the offense doesn't look as smooth as 2019, turns out that the Boomers offense is ranked 3rd in the tournament (89.0ppg), ]

On pure PPG we'd be #1 defensively I assume, or maybe 2 after France.

Our offense is good on transition or broken plays, or when Patty hits his stride. There are certain combinations and certain times though when too stagnant, no movement. There's been patches in most games like this. I don't think USA are necessarily the team best placed to take advantage of this though. They aren't a walk it up, methodical, grind team who will slow us down.

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rjd  
Last month

I miss Spatial Jam's Olympics stats analysis. It's hard to find any decent stats for these Olympics.

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ME  
Last month

I've been fairly pessimistic about this team's play until now. I've seen clunky looking offenses, missed boards, and I've wondered how we're going to match it with some of the tough teams we will face later on.

Now, I don't want to get too high on one game, but I am absolutely buzzing about the Boomers prospects moving forward after that game.

The way we dismantled and literally broke Argentina was Dream Team-esque. One minute, we're grinding along with them, the next - splash, splash, splash, splash, splash. See ya later!

We kept them to 26 points in the entire second half and went on a 19-0 run of our own.

It seemed like once Exum made that absolutely ridiculous dunk, the flood gates had opened and everyone wanted in on the action.

Now, I don't want to project too far to our next game. I want to enjoy what we've done today. But you probably couldn't write a better lead in to a semi final than a 38 point win where everyone scored, everyone played, and your starting 5 only played around 25 minutes a piece. That's a far cry from the tired bodies we were bringing in at the last world cup semis and finals.

Either way, we've reached the same vista that other Boomers have looked on from - the top four. We are a single win away from Australian basketball history. And for the first time in this tournament, I think they might actually get it done.

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Ian  
Last month

Scola 20 years with Argentina:

#1 2001 Americup
#2 2002 Worldcup
#2 2003 Americup
#1 2004 Olympics games
#4 2006 Worldcup
#2 2007 Americup
#3 2008 Olympics games
#3 2009 Americup
#5 2010 Worldcup
#1 2011 Americup
#4 2012 Olympics games
#3 2013 Americup
#12 2014 Worldcup
#2 2015 Americup
#8 2016 Olympics games
#2 2017 Americup
#2 2019 Worldcup
#7 2021 Olympics games

He never decline the call to play for Argentina...

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ME  
Last month

Yeah a lot of respect for Scola - a true competitor. The standing ovation was a touching moment that transcends the game.

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koberulz  
Last month

I miss Spatial Jam's Olympics stats analysis. It's hard to find any decent stats for these Olympics.
Hoops DB should have you covered.

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rjd  
Last month

Remarkably, Scola, as a 17 year old, was also in the 1997 U23 final when Argentina were beaten by Australia in Melbourne. So add a silver there to that list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an0CaWNjYjI

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Anonymous  
Last month

Simmons should have a look at Scola's record and see what dedication is.

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rjd  
Last month

Thanks, Kobe, for that link. Excellent. Straight away looking up USA #1 in 3pt% (43.4%) while Australia is #2 in defensive 3pt% (31.7%). Nice.

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rjd  
Last month

Although those stats only include group stage. Just 3 games.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Remarkably, Scola, as a 17 year old, was also in the 1997 U23 final when Argentina were beaten by Australia in Melbourne. So add a silver there to that list.
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I'll add yet another one - Scola has even played in a Pan American Games (and won gold in 2019) which is akin to a regional lower-rung Commonwealth Games that pros of his level would normally not bother with. What an international warrior.

Unlike in football international caps don't seem to be tracked and made a big deal of in basketball. Surely Scola holds the world record for number of senior appearances?

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koberulz  
Last month

Although those stats only include group stage. Just 3 games.
Which really just means they haven't been updated to include today's games yet.

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Anonymous  
Last month

2024?

6'11 Simmons 28
6’0 Mills(c) 35
6’6 Thybulle 27
6’9 Kay 31
6’11 Landale 29

6’6 Exum 29
6’6 Daniels 21
6’6 Green 24
6’8 White 27
6’11 Humphries 26

6’9 Giddey 22
6’10-7’0 Maker or Reath or Magnay or Froling or Hunter

Other possibles? Cooks, Vasljevic, travers, wmw etc


We lack 1-2 more scorers.
We get bigger, faster, more athletic, better defensively.
We lose some basketball exp, iq, savy, streaky scoring and mental fortitude



Cut/retired from 2021
Dellevedova
Sobey
Goulding
Ingles
Baynes

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Rain Man  
Last month

oscar schmidt probably more caps

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rjd  
Last month

"Enjoy it but we haven't done fucking shit yet. We're back to where we want to be and it fucking starts now." - Patty Mills in the huddle after the win against Argentina.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Patty just cementing himself as the best Aussie baller of all time

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Isaac  
Last month

FIBA site at least has better stats info than the Olympics site, but nothing in depth.

Wikipedia pages for each national team often has cap numbers and leaderboards for player caps/stats.

Trying to work out if Caporn would've played against Scola. I assume Nielsen, Rillie and Smith all did, so that's three of the Boomers coaching/ops staff. Caporn might be a chance too if he ever toured South America or hosted Argentina? Two year age difference, so it's a possibility.

Edit: Oscar found the team list from the South America tour I was thinking about:

David BARLOW / Melbourne Tigers
Aron BAYNES / Washington State University (USA)
Matt BURSTON / Adelaide 36ers
Jason CADEE / AIS
Peter CRAWFORD / Townsville Crocodiles
Matthew DELLAVEDOVA / AIS
Oscar FORMAN / New Zealand Breakers (NZ)
Adam GIBSON / Gold Coast Blaze
Joe INGLES / South Dragons
Nathan JAWAI / Dallas Mavericks (USA)
Luke NEVILL / University of Utah
Stephen WEIGH / Perth Wildcats
He says Hair Scola dunked all over him. Ha.

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Crackers65  
Last month

Absolutely stoked for Exum. The confidence he is building representing his country is fantastic. Can only help his
career going forward, stay healthy young man.
Hope Simmons and Bolden are paying attention.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I recall Scola giving Gaze a shout out once he had passed him in World Cup scoring as he was in the crowd as a kid at the 1990 World Championships watching the Boomers. Such a basketball junkie!

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