Perthworld
Two months ago

Olympics: France vs USA, 7 August 2021

Gold medal match starts now. On 7HD.

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

USA by 15-20

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Stats link please

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

USA by 15-20

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Is the Aussie commentator pretending to commentate with the American guy?

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Curtley  
Two months ago

Allez Les Bleu!!!

Is anyone in this forum genuinely going for the USA?

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

France beats US + Australia beats Slovenia = BLISS

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

USA won let this slip, but come on France.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Stats Link

Not good signs for France early. USA defence has come to play and they're struggling to create good looks.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Over.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Dat second quarter again.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Refs scared of the US, last decision was a disgrace.

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

USA playing such slow offense keeps France in it

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Refs scared of the US

I'm seeing zero evidence of this. No shortage of soft calls going France's way.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

7 go to rowing and have golf on the other channel. Typical, off to 7+

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Rat10  
Two months ago

Note how France has called a timeout in the 3rd when the US has made a run. Hope Goorj is paying attention.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

1st half the US play like regular season. 3rd quarter is play off intensity. Spain, Aus and now France get spooked.

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Some dude  
Two months ago

What was the frencg guard thinking TWICE in a row the same dumb play, get in the lane knowing you cant finish, leaving your feet, and having no-one to pass too.

Just cost them 5-10 points (missed offence leading to actual scores).

Could have just cost them the game

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Would the boomers beat France?

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

No

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Some dude  
Two months ago

Durant might be the best player on the USA team, but without Holiday no-way they medal. He's perfect for international competition.

A tough as nails physical guard that defends every possession and is above average offensive player

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PlaymakerMo  
Two months ago

Holiday is just a winner. Versatile skill set, defends multiple positions, and does what his team needs.

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Some dude  
Two months ago

What were the odds that USA would get better ref calls than France?

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PlaymakerMo  
Two months ago

Dunno but they haven't so that's a mute point.

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Some dude  
Two months ago

moot not mute, and i disagree

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Some dude  
Two months ago

Man that shot by fournier with sooo much time left

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

What a waste.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

France would've smoked us

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

They are fearless

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Happy to be facing Slovenia.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

France down 4 with a free throw and gaze talking about deliberately missing it . How he coached a nbl team has me scratching my head

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

How he coached an NBL team was that he did so but very badly. Plus JvG gave him the gig.

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Some dude  
Two months ago

Lost opportunities by france, if they played a little bits smarter and didnt rush on a couple of plays...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Like when gaze said Argentina was having one last crack down 30 with 3 minutes left . Bogut laughed and said they could have 8 on the court and have no chance

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Free throws killed France
Been a good game.
Holiday is a gun.
Durant is in top five players in world.
I'm glad Australia is playing Slovenia
Well done USA.

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rjd  
Two months ago

Deliberately missing in that scenario would be unconventional, but not such a terrible idea. De Colo turned to the bench to check because it was a conceivable strategy. Time was against France so getting an O-board then a 3 would get France within 1, so then France wouldn't be relying on USA to miss free-throws to have a chance.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Missing a free at that stage was very conceivable, you have to get the o board though. I think Gaze has been great and should coach again, select his own team though.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Congratulations to France as well never gave it away, US just so deep and pop did a fine job coach.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

Great gold medal game.
Takes me back to Sydney 2000 when USA beat Lithuania by a similar margin.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

My bad they beat Lithuania by 2 in the semi final

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Gaze is a national treasure

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

More from Bogut

Great news
@Channel7 and I have extended our agreement!
I'll be calling tonight’s Bronze medal game alongside @JohnCasey2880 and @AndrewGaze10
The people have spoken!
Thank you.
GO BOOMERS!!!

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

(Oops wrong thread, sorry)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Missing a free throw and being 4 down still with 8 seconds makes no sense . That's why he made it . I would back the French coaches decision over gaze . He did say Argentina can win being 30 down with 3 minutes left . Great guy great player awful coach

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Giacontigers  
Two months ago

The croissant's threw the game away.

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The Real Nostraballmus  
Two months ago

Fair chance Gaze is our next national coach peeps

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koberulz  
Two months ago

Missing a free throw and being 4 down still with 8 seconds makes no sense .
So you make it, you're down three. No timeouts. Inbound, foul. They make two.

Now you're down five, with seven seconds left, and have to get it the length of the floor and hit a three. You're down two, three seconds left. Inbound, foul. Now you're down four, two seconds left, and have to go the length of the floor. Game's over.



Whereas, if you miss, you can get the O board. You're down two with six seconds left, or one with four seconds left. Either is a much better position.

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rjd  
Two months ago

The argument for De Colo missing that FT with rough likelihoods (please input your own estimates if you disagree). I am assuming time constraints are similar in both scenarios and ignoring steals as a prospect.

SCENARIO 1: hit free throw, down 3, aim for OT

- hope USA misses 2 free-throws (25% x 25% = 0.0625)
- rebound missed free-throw (80% = 0.8)
(- hope there is time left to put up a 3)
- hit 3 to tie game (40% = 0.4)

Likelihood of OT = 0.0625 x 0.8 x 0.4 = 0.02 = 2%


SCENARIO 2: deliberately miss free-throw, aim for OT or win

- miss free-throw with a firm shot, team crashes boards (to increase chance of O-board) (0.3 = 30%)
- hit 3-pointer (40% = 0.4)
- foul USA
(- hope there is time left to put up a shot)
- hit 2-pointer / 3-pointer (40% = 0.4)

Likelihood of OT or win (if USA misses any FTs) = 0.3 x 0.4 x 0.4 = 4.8%

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