Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 5

Day 5

Serbia – France 75 – 76

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for France : N. DECOLO

Surprise player for Serbia : B. BOGDANOVIC

Turning Point of the game: With 3:25 remaining, Serbia led 75-70 after a pair of Stefan Markovic free-throws but failed to score again. Parker was on the money with just his fifth shot attempt of the game.

The base stats that stood out: Nando de Colo continues to supply scoring for France. He had a game-high 22 points.

The APB MVP: B.DIAW, +23 PER

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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Australia – U.S.A. 88 – 98

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for Australia : A.BOGUT

Surprise player for USA : K.IRVING

Turning Point of the game: The USA returned to the floor for the second half and went on a 9-0 run that put them in front. Australia managed to reclaim the lead and were ahead in the fourth quarter before Anthony connected on two three-pointers in the space of 26 seconds, the second which gave the USA a 78-74 lead.

The base stats that stood out: The USA shot 17 of 39 (44 percent) from beyond the arc and Anthony was an eye-popping 9-of-15. The four-time Olympian finished with a game-high 31 points. Matthew Dellavedova showed his quality for the Boomers with 11 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds.

The APB MVP: C. ANTHONY, +31 PER

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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Venezuela – China 82 – 76

Simple Quarterly break down of the game:

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Brief notes of the game:

Surprise player for Venezuela : J.VARGAS

Surprise player for China : A.GOU

Turning Point of the game: With Venezuela up 70-66 and 3.8 seconds left, Colmenares fouled Zhou Peng on a three-point attempt and the Chinese forward made the first two but missed the third. Vargas grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit both his foul shots for the final score.

The base stats that stood out: China only led once in the entire game, edging in front 41-40 on A.Gou’s basket at the 7:09 mark of the third quarter.

The APB MVP: N.COLMENARES, +21 PER

Key Stats:

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Lineup Analysis

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