FIBA World Championships 2010
I know that the 2011 Eurobasket has been gone for almost a week, but I figured that it would be a waste not to write about my experience there, from the perspective of a Thunder fan. I'll do my best not to bore you.
Serge Ibaka and Spain Stomp Macedonia, Move on to Gold Medal Game. ALSO: France Beats Russia in the Other Semi-Final, Greece Destroys Serbia, Keep Olympic Hopes Alive
Eurobasket 2011 continued today with some excellent Semi-Finals action, featuring a high level of play and many NBA stars. It also featured a classification game between Serbia and Greece used to determine who has a chance of getting into the Olympics.
France Clinches Trip to the Semi-Finals Over Young Greece, Russia Cruises Over Serbia, and Lithuania Keeps Olympic Dream Alive Against Slovenia
The Quarter-Finals action continues here in Kaunas, with two games being played today. Additionally, the classification round for 5th through 8th place has begun, with the two losers of yesterday playing in the first game.
Serge Ibaka and Spain Easily Advance to 2011 Eurobasket Semi-Finals Over Slovenia, Host Nation Lithuania Loses to Cinderella F.Y.R. Macedonia
It was an excellent day of Eurobasket action. Ibaka moves on to the Semi-Finals, Macedonians storm the floor, and Lithuania exits early.
Today, the Eurobasket will enter its final and most exciting stage. After two weeks of somewhat meaningless group games, the top 8 teams have been placed in a single-elimination bracket with a guaranteed spot in the Olympics on the line. Okay, the top 2 teams get Olympic bids, but the Eurobasket Gold is still a coveted prize.
The 2011 Eurobasket is nearing its' conclusion as we enter the tournament stage, where the top 8 teams will compete for a spot in the Olympics and the much-prized gold medal. There are four Thunder-related players in the tournament, all of which I have seen play in person. Here's an update on how they're playing, along with links to all of the scouting reports I've done so far.
Today we are previewing Group C, which features Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Finland, Greece, and Montenegro!
We continue our 2011 Eurobasket preview with Group B, featuring France, Serbia, Germany, Israel, and Latvia.
With August brings more basketball, and since various Thunder-related players will be participating in the Eurobasket, I have decided to fully cover the 2011 Eurobasket competition. In the next 5 days, you can expect a preview of every group and a prediction-related post.