Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18

Moderator: THE J0KER

User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#1 » by Stretch82 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:33 pm

The Eurobasket in Lithuania has started and no thread yet :<

http://www.eurobasket2011.com/en/default.asp

No big surprises so far. I haven't watched the Spain-Poland match, but looks like it was awfully close. Turkey won comfortably vs Portugal, so did Serbia and France. Greece vs Bosnia is no blowout as I would have thought .. still anything possible (Ok, now it looks more ominous for Bosnia :) ).

Enes Kanter was pretty impressive with 14 pts (7/9 FG), 7 reb., 1 TO in 22 minutes.
User avatar
Blame Turk
Senior
Posts: 702
And1: 0
Joined: Jan 17, 2011

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#2 » by Blame Turk » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:42 pm

Spain needed a lot of help from the refs to get a win against Gortat-less Poland. Turkey had Enes Kanter dominating the Portuguese team for an easy win. I will be waiting for the UK - Lithuania game.
"I certainly can't have an opinion because David Stern, like a lot of leaders we've seen in this world lately, don't really tolerate other people's opinions or free speech or anything."
Stan the Magnificent
User avatar
brassviews
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,532
And1: 131
Joined: Dec 26, 2008

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#3 » by brassviews » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:17 pm

It looks Kanter had an impressive game (didn't watch), though it was against lowly Portugal.

Spain is having their same showing as in 2009. That would be struggling in group stages.
Jasen777
Head Coach
Posts: 6,161
And1: 854
Joined: Feb 28, 2005

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#4 » by Jasen777 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:08 pm

No bigs in Israel? They have no answer for Kaman.
User avatar
Belarion
Ballboy
Posts: 49
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 09, 2011
Location: Germany
   

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#5 » by Belarion » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:50 pm

Yes Kaman (18pts, 10 reb, 21min) and Dirk (25(10/14)/3/3 in 27min) had no real problems, but that was to be expected. It was a good win, but everything else would have been a huge upset. with 5 games in 6 days its good that dirk and kaman got some rest.
italy tomorrow will be a whole different story


what was up with spain? more problems than i expected, especially Rubio 0 pts, 0/5 FG, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Blocks, 2 TO (and 2 Steals) in 16min? Did he really play as bad as the Boxscore suggests?
User avatar
gadiegolo
Ballboy
Posts: 34
And1: 0
Joined: Jul 26, 2011

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#6 » by gadiegolo » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:08 pm

Blame Turk wrote:Spain needed a lot of help from the refs to get a win against Gortat-less Poland.


I think that's a very gratuitous statement. It was a bad game from Spain to begin the tournament and that's it. They still came out with a win.
A case could be made about how it is so difficult the get a fair refereeing when playing vs Turkey in Turkish territory or playing vs Greece in Greek land, every professional player and coach in Europe knows that but I guess it's better to drop it.
User avatar
AdamTheGreek
RealGM
Posts: 40,596
And1: 1,890
Joined: Dec 30, 2006
Location: Orlando, FL. Thinking of Greece.
         

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#7 » by AdamTheGreek » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:50 pm

Very entertaining Day 1. No upsets but a lot of top teams struggled and a lot of the supposed 'weak' teams played way above themselves.
Twitter: @PapageorgiouMBO
Penny & Pops Podcast (Orlando Magic): https://soundcloud.com/137665379
DeBlazerRiddem
Forum Mod - Blazers
Forum Mod - Blazers
Posts: 12,001
And1: 3,119
Joined: Mar 11, 2010

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#8 » by DeBlazerRiddem » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:22 pm

What do people think are going to be some of the most interesting games to watch?
User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#9 » by Stretch82 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:42 pm

DeBlazerRiddem wrote:What do people think are going to be some of the most interesting games to watch?


In the group stages:

Sep. 1.: Italy vs Germany .. other than that the games should be pretty much straight forward. On the official homepage Turkey vs Great Britain was named match of the day, but I only see Luol Deng as a possible threat for Turkey.
Sep. 2.: Turkey vs Lithuania and Germany vs France
Sep. 3.: Nothing really that exciting. Greece and Russia should win their games comfortably
Sep. 4.: Italy vs France and Spain vs Lithuania and Germany vs Serbia
Sep. 5.: Spain vs Turkey and Serbia vs France. Croatia vs Greece might be interesting as well
User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#10 » by Stretch82 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:54 pm

Someone posted all of Turkey's FG in the Portugal match on Youtube:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcUdtt9kgVI[/youtube]


Image
User avatar
AdamTheGreek
RealGM
Posts: 40,596
And1: 1,890
Joined: Dec 30, 2006
Location: Orlando, FL. Thinking of Greece.
         

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#11 » by AdamTheGreek » Thu Sep 1, 2011 1:18 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chCT37tRyt8[/youtube]
Twitter: @PapageorgiouMBO
Penny & Pops Podcast (Orlando Magic): https://soundcloud.com/137665379
suckfish
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 18,502
And1: 1,251
Joined: Jun 12, 2007

Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#12 » by suckfish » Thu Sep 1, 2011 10:44 am

Latvia vs Serbia is my pick for game of the day.
User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#13 » by Stretch82 » Thu Sep 1, 2011 1:36 pm

I'm able to watch the Spain - Portugal match on NTV Spor's official homepage from Germany:

http://www.ntvspor.net/eurobasket2011-canliyayin

The quality is pretty poor and actually NTV Spor is a pay2view channel in Turkey. So I wouldn't be surprised if they black out the stream once the Turkey - GB match starts.

Spain is crushing Portugal and the 4th quarter is about to start.
DeBlazerRiddem
Forum Mod - Blazers
Forum Mod - Blazers
Posts: 12,001
And1: 3,119
Joined: Mar 11, 2010

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#14 » by DeBlazerRiddem » Thu Sep 1, 2011 1:47 pm

Stretch82 wrote:I'm able to watch the Spain - Portugal match on NTV Spor's official homepage from Germany:

http://www.ntvspor.net/eurobasket2011-canliyayin

The quality is pretty poor and actually NTV Spor is a pay2view channel in Turkey. So I wouldn't be surprised if they black out the stream once the Turkey - GB match starts.

Spain is crushing Portugal and the 4th quarter is about to start.


ESPN3 seems to have most of the games available. I just registered for an att email and ESPN accepted that as my "provider"
User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#15 » by Stretch82 » Thu Sep 1, 2011 2:56 pm

turkey shooting the lights out. gb not able to handle the penetrating prelzic .. they all collapse on him, leaving the turkish guards open at the 3ptline.

10-1 assists at half time in favor of turkey. gb really struggles on offense and luol deng has to carry them pretty much himself.
User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#16 » by Stretch82 » Thu Sep 1, 2011 4:45 pm

Turkey looked really strong - especially the bench. It makes me happy that the team doesn't rely on Hedo too much. Balanced scoring and playtime (23min max for a single player). The only bad thing was the free throw shooting :-?
User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#17 » by Stretch82 » Thu Sep 1, 2011 6:11 pm

the italians are flopping like crazy .. i can understand why nowitzki and bauermann are upset
Jasen777
Head Coach
Posts: 6,161
And1: 854
Joined: Feb 28, 2005

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#18 » by Jasen777 » Thu Sep 1, 2011 6:19 pm

Did look like Gallinari flopped twice. Reffing very random overall.
User avatar
Stretch82
Veteran
Posts: 2,761
And1: 5
Joined: Aug 26, 2009

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#19 » by Stretch82 » Thu Sep 1, 2011 6:35 pm

gallinari forcing bad shots in the post. thats not his game.
Jasen777
Head Coach
Posts: 6,161
And1: 854
Joined: Feb 28, 2005

Re: Eurobasket 2011 - Aug 31 - Sep 18 

Post#20 » by Jasen777 » Thu Sep 1, 2011 6:59 pm

I'm liking this announcer (ESPN3 guy).

Return to International Basketball