Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Spain defeats Australia in a close pre olympic game

Before you read ahead and find out the score if you would like to catch a replay here is the link (its only in Spanish however but still enjoyable. Think of it as a spanish lesson:


Its a great game if you get a chance to watch it.

Spain the current number 2 team in the world this morning defeated the Australian Boomers 75-69. This is a big statement for the Boomers it shows that they can run with the big boys even without Andrew Bogut and that Brett Brown was not full of shit when he said he thinks they can win a medal. Many expected The boomers to go down by 30. Spain was led to the victory by NBA star Pau Gasol from the LA lakers who was the game leading scorer finishing with 22 points. It was a close game with scores tied at half time 35-35. The Patty Mills and Mathew Dellevadova guard match worked well with Mills scoring 14. Brad Newley was the top Scorer for the Boomers with 16. It was a team effort from the Boomers with 4 players in double figures. Australian NBL players Mark Worthington and Adam Gibson got a decent amount of minutes and made some big plays, Peter Crawford however did not get to see the court. You could see why Worthington would be going overseas next year, he really has some skills and ball smarts, Excluding one airball in the last quarter. Going into the final break Spain was up by 1, but played better in the final quarter winning it 21-16 and winning the game 75-69. The Boomers can take a lot of confidence from this game as it was close and either team could have gotten the W. The Boomers may well be the Dark horse of the Olympics this year and do better then anyone expected.
Iv included a game boxscore at the bottom of the page as well. if you would like to see individual players points.

75 - España (19+16+19+21): Calderón (4), Rudy (9), Navarro (-), Reyes (12), Pau Gasol (22) -cinco inicial- Rodríguez (3), Llull (9), Claver (7), San Emeterio (4), Ibaka (5) y Sada (-).

69 - Australia (16+19+18+16): Mills (14), Worthington (-), Ingles (10), Andersen (12), Maric (1) -cinco inicial- Crawford (-), Gibson (4), Newley (16), Dellavedova (5), Barlow (3), Baynes (4), Nielsen (-).

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