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Olympic Results – August 8 / Olympics Day 11

here were my predictions and the actual result for August 8 / Olympics Day 11:

Brazil (4-1) vs Argentina (3-2) – Prediction: Brazil by 5 – ACTUAL RESULT: Argentina by 5

  • Argentina had a relentless attack with 5 players scoring in double digits.
  • Despite Brazil attempting more field goals, Argentina made it to the foul line more often and converted a higher percentage of both (Argentina 47% FG to Brazil 43% FG + Argentina 68% FT to Brazil 50% FT).

United States (5-0) vs Australia (3-2) – Prediction: USA by 25 – ACTUAL RESULT: USA by 33

  • The Americans had 6 players in double figures lead by Kobe Bryant’s 20 points (all coming in the second half).
  • LeBron James had a nice all-round game with a triple double of 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.  Kevin Love was the only other player in the game to have a double double (10 points, 11 rebounds).
  • Patty Mills from Australia lead all scorers with 26 points on 45% shooting from the field and 44% from downtown.

France (4-1) vs Spain (3-2) – Prediction: France by 10 – ACTUAL RESULT: Spain by 7

  • Spain held France to a poor shooting night – France were 34% from the field.  Spain were also +7 in rebounding and attempted 17 more free throws than France.

Russia (4-1) vs Lithuania (2-3) – Prediction: Russia by 10 – ACTUAL RESULT: Russia by 9

  •  Russia worked the ball inside – scoring 42 of their 83 points in the paint.  Russia shot better inside the 3 point line – 51% compared to 35% by the Lithuanian’s. They also took advantage of Lithuania’s mistakes – scoring 16 points off turnovers.

Following the results of these games, we now know the match ups for the next round:

Argentina v United States while Spain v Russia.  The winner of both games will play off for the Gold Medal

Rumours from July 13-16

Please note that all “announcements”, “talks”, etc. are considered to be rumours until deals are completed, signed and formally accepted by the NBA.

  • The Indiana Pacers will re-sign C Roy Hibbert and G George Hill
  • The Dallas Mavericks will sign G OJ Mayo
  • Jonny Flynn is working out with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks
  • The Los Angeles Clippers are attempting to sign G/F Grant Hill and will re-sign G Chauncey Billups
  • The San Antonio Spurs will re-sign Australian G Patty Mills
  • Jeremy Lin has signed a three year offer sheet from the Houston Rockets. The offer sheet is worth over $25 million and will pay $5 million in the first year, $5.225 million in the second year and $14.8 million in the final year
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