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PREDICTIONS! Which Group is stronger, group A or B?
[quote name='TeoTheGreek13' timestamp='1344772615' post='38942']

Russia is a team to respect.

They have succeed in all those tournaments through team basketball which was a work of Blatt. And of course the fact that their superstar was an all-around, unselfish player helped big time.

Respect to Russia and respect to Argentina's old dogs as well.

What a great game, full of suspense. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thup:' />

Now, of course, I'm looking forward to USA's walk in the park! <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Cool' />


[size="4"]IF[/size] Spain play to its potential This game should be close.
wow!!! what a game!!
Congrats to USA!!! <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thup:' />

Amazing game by two great teams!

Damn, the last day was the best one with two awesome games!

This was James' year.

The one of the two players to win the NBA MVP, the championship along with the FMVP and the Olympic Gold medal!

<img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/1a.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='1a' />
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I have mixed feelings about Shved's fourth quarter performance. He made many big shots but his decision making was extremely poor. He wasn't passing the ball, he was either looking for isolation or simply pulling up and shooting with no good ball movement. On a team with Kirilenko this type of decision making is really stupid and Russia is extremely lucky to walk out of London with a medal.

The wonderful FIBA refs wanted us to see the Gold medal in officiating unfortunately. They ruined the second quarter and were a disaster throughout. To be fair, I didn't get the impression that they were favoring either the US or Spain, they simply wanted the game to be all about them. Horrible. All of these guys deserve to be banished from the sport.

I'm happy to see the US win, LeBron and Paul were great down the stretch. Kevin Love also had a pretty significant performance.
I was proud of the other nations. Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Russia, France all have great squads. Lietuva, Serbia, Turkey, Puerto Rico are great too
The final was the best game of the tournament. Spain played great against the USA. They really fought hard for the win but Team USA was just better. Kevin Durant was cold at times but when he needed to hit his shots, he took the shot and hit it. Team USA was more balanced, more players scored and they also had more rotation possiblities than Spain. If team USA made a subsitution than they didn't get weaker, they stayed at the same strenght.

Rudy flopped a couple of times but it was good that Team USA controlled their emotions although you could see that they were a little frustrated with some calls of the refs. Pau played a great game, he really was the man for Spain. Navarro also played a good game, his shots in the beginning of the game were a big part that Spain could keep up with team USA. Marc played well but got in foul trouble to early, Ibaka played a good game defensively. I didn't understand why Scariolo didn't play Victor Claver instead of Felipe Reyes because Reyes didn't play wel when he came in the game.

The officiating was horrible. It has been horrible throughout the whole tournament. Hopefully the FIBA will make sure that this type of officiating doesn't happen again.

I also enjoyed the game for the bronze medal. Both teams played a good game and they both deserved it to win the bronze. It's sad for the golden generation of Argentina. Ginobili played a great tournament, Scola played good in the first games but he disappointed me in the other games. Russia also played a good tournament, it was exciting to see to their games. Andrei Kirilenko played great at the Olympics and I can't wait to see AK-47 back in the NBA this season. Shved played good games but his decision making wasn't always good. That a point where he'll have work on in the NBA but I think he'll have a good season.
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