Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 8)

Group A concludes with Australia needing to defeat Belarus in its last game to guarantee top spot in the pool for which they currently...

Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 7

Day 7 China -  Australia 68 - 93 Simple Quarterly break down of the game: Key Stats: Lineup Analysis     USA - Serbia 94 - 91 Simple Quarterly break down of the...

Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament (day 7)

Day seven of the Rio Olympics sees quarter-final spots assured and teams eliminated as the day's play is highlighted by a re-run of the...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 7)

Eurobasket Women holders Serbia are still looking for their first win at the Rio Games and have a good chance as they face China...

Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 6

Day 6 Brazil - Croatia 76 - 80 Simple Quarterly break down of the game: Key Stats: Lineup Analysis Nigeria - Spain 87 - 96 Simple Quarterly break down of...

Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament (day 6)

Croatia take on hosts Brazil and Lithuania face-off against Argentina in a battle of the undefeated teams in Group B of the Olympic basketball...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 6)

Group A will slowly begin to take shape as the hosts look to save their Olympic tournament with a challenging encounter against France, but...

European champions a combined 0-5 but all is not lost

The Serbian women's national team's defeat to the USA still leaves them searching for their first win at Rio 2016. And with Spain's men...

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

Day 5 Serbia - France 75 - 76 Simple Quarterly break down of the game: Brief notes of the game: Surprise player for France : N. DECOLO Surprise player for Serbia : B. BOGDANOVIC Turning...

Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament (day 5)

Group A of the Olympic basketball tournament reaches the half-way point with France, Serbia, Australia and USA all in action with China and Venezuela...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 5)

After having the spotlight to themselves yesterday, Group A have taken a well earned day of rest, leaving Group B to take to the...

Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 4

Introduction After the Day 4 games played yesterday the current scoreboard for the Mens basketball tournament and general statistics are shaped as below: Day 4 Spain - Brazil 65 - 66...

Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament (day 4)

Hosts Brazil and one of the USA's supposed nearest challengers Spain faced off against each other in what is the pick of the three...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 4)

Day four of the women's basketball tournament marks a rest day for the teams in Group B, as the two undefeated teams in Group...

Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 3

Introduction After the 3rd day games at the Rio Olympics Mens basketball tournament while the overall outlook of the teams is still shaping and the...

Brief history of Olympic basketball

Basketball in the Olympics debuted during the Berlin games of 1936. Now in 2016, we are celebrating its 80th year in this much awaited...

Shane Lawal out for remainder of Rio Olympics

Nigeria will be without big man Shane Lawal for the rest of the Rio Olympics after he was injured in their opening day defeat...

Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament (day 3)

Serbia and Australia highlighted day three of the Rio Olympics as Patty Mills and Milos Teodosic locked horns in an intriguing battle at the...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 3)

The USA begin day three of the Rio 2016 women's basketball tournament aiming to make it two wins out of two against a talented...

Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 2

Introduction After the 2nd day games at the Rio Olympics I wanted to share my overall analysis and lineup break downs. Given the games played over...

Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament (day 2)

Day two of the Olympic men's basketball tournament saw Group B begin their campaigns with Spain, Lithuania and the hosts Brazil in action. Group A...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 2)

The USA men's team began their Olympic campaign late last night (CET), now today is the turn of the women's team as they begin...

Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 1

Introduction Dear TalkBasket fans, Vilius our co-owner and Arkadios our editor-in-chief here at Talk Basket has graced me with an opportunity to share my insights...
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USA men’s team mistakenly hits up a Rio brothel

Arriving in Rio, some members of the the USA men's team decided to walk around the city and treat themselves to some relaxing therapy...
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