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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    Algeria pulled out of AfroBasket qualification so South Sudan was called upon to fill the last spot. Luol Deng then appointed himself coach so he will be debuting soon.

    Today's games were just four from Europe for the teams already eliminated from EuroBasket qualification fighting for spots in future tournaments.

    Group B is playing in Bratislava, Slovakia in this window. Iceland beat Luxembourg 90-76 in the first game. The hosts sit atop the tiebreaker at the halfway point after a 91-67 win over Kosovo.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...g#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...o#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Slovakia 2-1, Iceland 2-1, Kosovo 2-1, Luxembourg 0-3

    Group A is playing in Matosinhos, Portugal in this window. Belarus beat Albania 90-50 as both countries managed to field teams after pulling out of games on the women's side weeks ago. The hosts are in second place after beating Cyprus 74-56.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...s#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Belarus 3-0, Portugal 2-1, Albania 1-2, Cyprus 0-3
    How did Luol come to appoint himself coach?

    -jk

  2. #22
    Antonio Vrankovic dressed, but did not play in Croatia's 79-62 EuroBasket qualifier win over Turkey. Shane Larkin made his debut as a naturalized player as Turkey tried everything to win this game, but it was not enough.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...y#tab=boxscore

    The other Group D game was also played in the single site in Istanbul and the Netherlands edged Sweden to improve their chances.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...n#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Croatia 3-0, Netherlands 2-1, Sweden 1-2, Turkey 0-3

    Group C was played in Vilnius and Belgium stayed perfect with a 90-62 win over the Czech Republic. Lithuania figured that they had enough firepower to win at home, but were stunned by Denmark 80-76.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...m#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...k#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Belgium 3-0, Lithuania 1-2, Denmark 1-2, Czech Republic 1-2

    Pau is the host for Group G and France used a fast start at home to beat Great Britain 79-56. Montenegro beat Germany 80-74 to give themselves the advantage heading into the second half of play.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...e#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...o#tab=boxscore
    Standings: France 2-1, Montenegro 2-1, Great Britain 1-2, Germany 1-2

    Sarajevo is the site for Group H. Latvia picked up their first win 77-66 over Greece. Hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina took care of business in an 88-49 win over Bulgaria.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Greece 2-1, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1, Bulgaria 1-2, Latvia 1-2

    The day started with games in Asia as their qualifiers were also affected in February by virus postponements. Lebanon started the day with a 115-60 win over. Basketball is a big deal in that country, but that has the occasional negative effect of basketball and politics mixing and dysfunction in either crossing over to the other, which means that the league there has been stopped for months, but at least they were able to play here. Group D hosts Bahrain prevailed 95-92 in overtime against Iraq.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...n#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...n#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Lebanon 3-0, Bahrain 2-1, India 1-2, Iraq 0-3

    No East Asia teams were willing to host so Manama will also host Group A games. South Korea declined to play their scheduled games while the other East Asia groups and West Asia Group F are not playing at this time. The Philippines could not field their pro players, who were playing their league in a bubble, so field a team of college players who will soon run out of eligibility and have to take pay cuts. Furthermore, local regulations restricted young people officially so there was drama about whether they could practice, but they beat Thailand, which was also not at their best due to local regulations, 93-61.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...d#tab=boxscore

    Kigali is hosting multiple groups, so play in Africa started on Wednesday. Senegal beat Kenya 92-54 in the first game. Angola then defeated their big rivals Mozambique 87-58.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...#|tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...#|tab=boxscore

    On Thursday, Group B play continued with Angola beating Kenya 83-66. Mozambique did make it closer later against Senegal, but lost 60-53.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...#|tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...l#tab=boxscore

    The group finished play this window on Friday as Kenya beat Mozambique 79-62. Senegal leads the group at the halfway point after a 66-51 win over Angola.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Senegal 3-0, Angola 2-1, Kenya 1-2, Mozambique 0-3

    Group D is also using Kigali as a base so they started on Thursday. Luol Deng made his coaching debut against Michael Gbinije and Nigeria, a 76-56 loss for South Sudan. Gbinije had 2 points in 23 minutes. Hosts Rwanda played their first game, losing to Mali 70-64.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...#|tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...a#tab=boxscore

    Group A is the last batch in Kigali. Tunisia rolled past Madagascar 89-52. The Democratic Republic of Congo was allergic to scoring in the final quarter, but fended off the Central African Republic 55-51.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...r#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...o#tab=boxscore

    Egypt is hosting Group E in Alexandria and opened with a 96-77 win over Uganda. Cape Verde, which won the tournament to take this spot, beat Morocco 80-73.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...e#tab=boxscore

    Both groups in the southern half of Americas qualification are playing in Buenos Aires. Brazil beat Panama 77-71 to lead the group at the halfway point. Uruguay beat their local rivals Paraguay 97-77 to also be in a good position.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...y#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Brazil 3-0, Panama 2-1, Uruguay 1-2, Paraguay 0-3

    Venezuela fended off rivals Colombia 73-69. Argentina had homecourt advantage, but still had a tough time with Chile before doing enough in the second half to win 67-61.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...e#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Venezuela 2-1, Argentina 2-1, Chile 1-2, Colombia 1-2

    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    How did Luol come to appoint himself coach?

    -jk
    I was being a little flippant. I am sure that other people had input in the decision. He was earlier named President of South Sudan's federation with part of his responsibility to get players eligible for the team who moved to places like the United States, Canada, and Australia to want to play for the team.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    ...
    I was being a little flippant. I am sure that other people had input in the decision. He was earlier named President of South Sudan's federation with part of his responsibility to get players eligible for the team who moved to places like the United States, Canada, and Australia to want to play for the team.
    I missed his presidential appointment. Thanks for all the updates!

    -jk

  4. #24
    Luol Deng got his first coaching win as South Sudan beat Mali 77-64.http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...i#tab=boxscore

    Michael Gbinije had 8 points in 27 minutes in Nigeria's 83-62 win over hosts Rwanda in the other Group D game.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...a#tab=boxscore

    Earlier in the day in Kigali, Group A also played their games. Tunisia beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 61-50. The Central African Republic beat Madagascar 95-79.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...F#tab=boxscore

    The Group E games in Alexandria were quite exciting. Uganda prevailed 94-90 over Morocco. Hosts Egypt had more depth and outlasted Cape Verde 91-82.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...o#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...t#tab=boxscore

    The schedule in East Asia Group A has been shuffled because South Korea did not travel to Bahrain. That meant a game in Manama today with Indonesia looking to prove that they deserve a spot at the World Stage when they host in three years and taking a step with a 90-76 win over Thailand.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...a#tab=boxscore

    West Asia Group E started play in Doha. Iran had a surprisingly tough time with Saudi Arabia before winning 71-64. The newly naturalized Trey Kell tried to carry Syria to a win, but host Qatar battled back to prevail 79-72.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Iran 3-0, Saudi Arabia 1-2, Syria 1-2, Qatar 1-2

    Late changes had to be made in Europe as Hungary failed the initial test and North Macedonia failed the final tests so neither team could compete. It was probably better that Paolo did not travel to Estonia as Italy's first game was not played. The Group B game that was played in Talllinn went to Russia 84-56 over the hosts.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore

    Hungary's absence hurts Group F in Ljubljana, which saw Slovenia use a fast start to beat visiting Ukraine 84-73.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...e#tab=boxscore

    The day started with a pair of good games in Espoo. Switzerland stunned Serbia 92-90 for their first win. Georgia stayed undefeated with a 91-85 win over hosts Finland.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Georgia 3-0, Serbia 1-2, Switzerland 1-2, Finland 1-2

    In Group A in Valencia, Poland crushed Romania 91-61. Spain was look at a straightforward win at home, but Israel had other ideas, controlling the second half to win 95-87.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...n#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...d#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Israel 3-0, Poland 2-1, Spain 1-2, Romania 0-3

    Teams at a lower level in Europe were also battling for the future. Group A started the action in Matosinhos as Belarus assured themselves of a spot with an 89-53 win over Cyprus. Hosts Portugal are also in the next stage after an 88-70 win over Albania.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...s#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...l#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Belarus 4-0, Portugal 3-1, Albania 1-3, Cyprus 0-4

    Group B finished play in Bratislava. Iceland beat Kosovo 86-62 to sit in the top spot. Slovakia missed a golden chance at home, falling to Luxembourg 77-73.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...o#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/basketbal...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Iceland 3-1, Slovakia 2-2, Kosovo 2-2, Luxembourg 1-3

    All the teams in the southern half of the Americas played again in Buenos Aires. Brazil opened the day with a 73-50 win over Paraguay in Group B. Uruguay sits in second place after a 74-67 win over Panama.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...y#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Brazil 4-0, Uruguay 2-2, Panama 2-2, Paraguay 0-4

    Group A had a surprising double overtime game as Venezuela was eventually able to overcome Chile 86-77. Hosts Argentina eventually pulled away from Colombia for a 75-67 win.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...e#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Venezuela 3-1, Argentina 3-1, Chile 1-3, Colombia 1-3

  5. #25
    Amile Jefferson had game highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds in 17 minutes as the United States beat the Bahamas 99-59 in Indianapolis. In the loss, ex-DII player Nashad Mackey had 13 points and 6 rebounds and ex-Norfolk State player D'Shon Taylor had 12 points.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...s#tab=boxscore

    Puerto Rico had the issue of not having all of their local league players available even with questions about the bubble there and an 81-56 loss in the other Group D game puts them in a tough position.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...o#tab=boxscore
    Standings: United States 3-0, Mexico 2-1, Bahamas 1-2, Puerto Rico 0-3

    Canada opted not to participate in the Group C games in the Dominican Republic so the other three teams are playing in Punta Cana. The hosts beat the US Virgin Islands 89-75.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...c#tab=boxscore

    Antonio Vrankovic had 3 points in 13 minutes as Croatia beat Sweden 87-72 to officially qualify for EuroBasket. Ex-Davidson player Chris Czerapowicz had 14 points in the loss.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore

    In the other Group D game in Istanbul, Turkey avoided complete embarrassment at home and beat the Netherlands 73-71.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...y#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Croatia 4-0, Netherlands 2-2, Sweden 1-3, Turkey 1-3

    Denmark continued to cause havoc in Group C by beating the Czech Republic 91-90 in Vilnius. Lithuania beat Belgium 84-71 to avoid complete disaster at home.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...c#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...m#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Belgium 3-1, Denmark 2-2, Lithuania 2-2, Czech Republic 1-3

    France was the rare host playing the first game as they beat Germany 86-74 in Pau. The other Group G game went to Great Britain 74-59 over Montenegro.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...y#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...o#tab=boxscore
    Standings: France 3-1, Great Britain 2-2, Montenegro 2-2, Germany 0-4

    Greece found themselves in overtime against Bulgaria in Sarajevo, but won 84-78. That result and as 79-73 win for hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina over Latvia sent both winners through.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...e#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Greece 3-1, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1, Bulgaria 1-3, Latvia 1-3

    Hungary being unavailable caused a shift in the Group F schedule. Slovenia won again at home in Ljubljana 77-64 over Austria.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore

    Luol Deng coached South Sudan to another win 67-55 over hosts Rwanda to keep themselves in solid position.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...a#tab=boxscore

    In the other Group D game, Michael Gbinije had 3 points in 29 minutes as Nigeria beat Mali 91-68.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...i#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Nigeria 3-0, South Sudan 2-1, Mali 1-2, Rwanda 0-3

    Earlier in the day in Kigali, the Group A games were played. The Democratic Republic of Congo beat Madgascar 82-64. Tunisia leads at the halfway point after an 80-63 win over Central African Republic.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...r#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...F#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Tunisia 3-0, Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1, Central African Republic 1-2, Madagascar 0-3

    Over in Alexandria, Uganda prevailed 101-98 in a wild game against Cape Verde to have an advantage after the first set of games. Hosts Egypt won the other Group E game 99-70 over Morocco to stay perfect.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...e#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/afrobaske...t#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Egypt 3-0, Uganda 2-1, Cape Verde 1-2, Morocco 0-3

    Only West Asia Group D was in action. Lebanon overcame Iraq 78-69 to qualify in Manama. Hosts Bahrain beat India 88-72 and winning twice meant that they control the tiebreaker and also qualify.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...n#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...n#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Lebanon 4-0, Bahrain 3-1, India 1-3, Iraq 0-4

  6. #26
    Amile had 2 points in 19 minutes as the United States beat Mexico 94-78. In the loss, ex-Wyoming player Luke Martinez had 17 points.
    https://www.fiba.basketball/americup...o#tab=boxscore

    The other Group D game in Indianapolis went to Puerto Rico 91-85 over the Bahamas.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/americup/...s#tab=boxscore
    Standings: United States 4-0, Mexico 2-2, Bahamas 1-3, Puerto Rico 1-3

    There was only one Group C game in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and the hosts beat Cuba 96-60.
    https://www.fiba.basketball/americup...c#tab=boxscore

    The last game in Bahrain was for East Asia Group A as the Philippines beat Thailand again in Manama, this time 93-69.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...s#tab=boxscore

    Both West Asia Group E games in Doha were thrillers. Syria upset Iran 77-70. Hosts Qatar fell 73-67 to Saudi Arabia in overtime.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Iran 3-1, Syria 2-2, Saudi Arabia 2-2, Qatar 1-3

    The only EuroBasket Group B qualifier played in Tallinn was Italy leaving Estonia with another win 70-66 over Russia.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...y#tab=boxscore

    The other place with one game was Ljubljana where Ukraine's 70-67 Group F win over Austria meant that both they and hosts Slovenia officially qualified.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore

    In Group E, Georgia beat Switzerland 91-84. Serbia avoided a disaster in Espoo, leaving Finland with a 75-66 win over the hosts.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...d#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Georgia 4-0, Serbia 2-2, Finland 1-3, Switzerland 1-3

    In Group A, Israel qualified with a 78-72 win over Poland in Valencia. Hosts Spain beat Romania 94-41 and their tiebreaker position means that they also officially qualify.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...d#tab=boxscore
    http://www.fiba.basketball/eurobaske...a#tab=boxscore
    Standings: Israel 4-0, Poland 2-2, Spain 2-2, Romania 0-4

  7. #27
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    Every time I see Canada mentioned, I get excited about a real challenger for team USA.

    Spain is aging out of their championship years. Serbia has a few great players, but just doesn't have much depth. France has a few nice players too, but I don't see them consistently challenging Team USA. Australia could be interesting, especially if Simmons would play for them. Greece has (arguably) the best player in the world but they are already eliminated from qualifying for the next Olympics. But Canada is the only team that I think could consistently play with a full Team USA squad.

    Jamal Murray, Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Dwight Powell, Kelly Olynyk, Cory Joseph... that could be a heck of a team.

    PG- Brooks/Joseph
    SG- Murray
    SF- Wiggins/Barrett
    PF- Powell
    C- Thompson/Olynyk
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  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Every time I see Canada mentioned, I get excited about a real challenger for team USA.

    Spain is aging out of their championship years. Serbia has a few great players, but just doesn't have much depth. France has a few nice players too, but I don't see them consistently challenging Team USA. Australia could be interesting, especially if Simmons would play for them. Greece has (arguably) the best player in the world but they are already eliminated from qualifying for the next Olympics. But Canada is the only team that I think could consistently play with a full Team USA squad.

    Jamal Murray, Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Dwight Powell, Kelly Olynyk, Cory Joseph... that could be a heck of a team.

    PG- Brooks/Joseph
    SG- Murray
    SF- Wiggins/Barrett
    PF- Powell
    C- Thompson/Olynyk
    Greece is actually still in the running for the Olympics. In fact, they are in Canada's group so only one of them can qualify, but it seems unlikely that they would have Giannis available and nobody is really sure whether Rick Pitino is still the coach or not.

    Assuming the Olympics go off without a hitch, Canada will still have to deal with the usual issue of player availability, although their key players should not be going too far in the playoffs. The longer NBA season may actually help them because there will not be any offseason workouts during that time that teams will try to strongarm their young players into choosing over national team play.

    Whether Wiggins will ever actually play for them again continues to be up in the air, but there are a lot of possible combinations just with their NBA players.

    Maybe something like this at this moment:
    PG: Gilgeous-Alexander/Joseph
    SG: Murray/Dort
    SF: Brooks/Barrett
    PF: Thompson/Clarke
    C: Olynyk/Powell

    Obviously you would take Wiggins if he wants to play, but there are a few other NBA contenders with Stauskas maybe having an edge on the younger guys for now. Nurse might favor Boucher as the last post since he coaches him, but Khem Birch has the experience, Trey Lyles has been around, and there are also young players who are intriguing. Of course the avid international people would like to see the likes of Pangos, Ennis, Wiltjer, and Nicholson at least get a chance to compete with the NBA guys since most of them have always been available when asked. If everything goes according to schedule, we will see how much time Nurse has to prepare.

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