FIBA World Cup 2019

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  1. DUB

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    Great grinding game between Australia, and France. Not so much physical grinding like the Australia v Lithuania game, but grinding as in great offensive execution by both teams. Australia got the win by just sticking to their game plan, not getting too high, or low emotionally, executing, and just grinding it out.

    France is so long, and forced Australia into a lot of turnovers. Batum was great early, but then faded. Fournier was great offensively, but allowed Australia some easy buckets by switching off mentally on the defensive end.

    Australia kept Baynes on the perimeter, and forced France to choose between Gobert protecting the rim, or Baynes taking 3's. France chose rim protection, Baynes went 5/6 from downtown. Australia also used Gobert's eagerness to try to block everything to get him fouled out of the game.

    Great defence by Baynes in the last quarter, taking three charges in a row. Great steal by Patty.

    I think Australia's greatest strength was 3 point shooting, and France's greatest strength was their ability to force turnovers. I reckon Australia won because they were calmer, and more focused in the last few minutes of the game. France made mistakes under the pressure. The commentators said Australia's average age was 3 years older than France.

     
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    I predict Serbia over Spain for the Gold, and AUS defeats USA for the bronze.
     
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    Fuck this loss to AUS was terrible for France, what a hard path to the finals
     
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    Wow Argentina! Campazzo is a magician
     
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    Serbia knocked out in a shocker. Single elimination is insane.
     
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    So...uhh...what I meant was...
     
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    USA will be happy: they're clear favorites now.

    (Incidentally, add Serbia's coach to the Ex-Blazer squad.)
     
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    USA should win gold.
     
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    France soccer and basketball world champions you heard it here first
     
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    I remember when they won the Futbol World Cup and the 7 Nations Rugby title same year....I watched the finals in Taiwan with my French friends and they were so happy....this was in the 90s
    really pissed off the Brits in the pub
     
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    I was 2 years old, so I don't remember much, but I heard everybody had a great time !
     
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    Nice to see Rudy in there:
     
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    And Steve Kerr if we’re including coaches.
     
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    Come on where the fuck is the defense
     
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    Fucking Mitchell man
     
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    He’s beating France all by himself. Without him this game would already be over.
     
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    Put Gobert in ffs
     
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    France dropping their heads now, they need to dig deep.

    USA starting to feel it, and finding their rhythm.
     
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    NO BASKET ????? YOU GOTTA BE FUCKING KIDDING ME
     

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